Computer Graphics

Computer Graphics - CSCI-GA.2270

This course provides an introduction to the field of Computer Graphics. We will cover the basic mathematical concepts, such as 2D and 3D transformations, study the interaction of light with geometry to derive shading models, and implement rendering algorithms such as ray tracing and rasterization. We will investigate how these fundamental components are integrated in current graphics processors and study the corresponding programming APIs. This course will also include a brief introduction to C++. Students will experiment with modern graphics programming and build small demos in C++ and OpenGL.

Geometric Modeling

Geometric Modeling - CSCI-GA.3033-018

Recent advances in 3D digital geometry processing have created a plenitude of novel concepts for the mathematical representation and interactive manipulation of geometric models. This course covers some of the latest developments in geometric modeling and digital geometry processing. Topics include surface modeling based on polygonal meshes, surface reconstruction, mesh improvement, mesh parametrization, discrete differential geometry, interactive shape editing, skinning animation, architectural and structure-aware geometric modeling, shape modeling with an eye on 3D printing. The students will learn how to design, program and analyze algorithms and systems for interactive 3D shape modeling and digital geometry processing. Students will implement advanced geometry processing algorithms using C++ and libigl. By the end of the course, the students will be able to design, program and analyze algorithms and systems for interactive 3D shape modeling and digital geometry processing.