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31264 Introduction to Computer Graphics

Requisite(s): 31080c Interactive Media
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There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 31140 Introduction to Computer Graphics AND 32501 Computer Graphics

Requisite elaboration/waiver: students who have not completed 31251 Data Structures and Algorithms may apply for a prerequisite waiver if they are competent in C or C++

Recommended studies: some experience with an integrated development environment such as Visual Studio with C++ would be an advantage, but is not essential; knowledge of linear algebra (e.g. vector, matrix and their manipulation), data structures (e.g. multi-dimensional arrays, stack) is required; good programming skills in C or C++ are also required to successfully complete the subject.



This subject helps students develop problem solving and communication skills in the context of computer graphics, including computer representation, manipulation and display of pictorial information. It also helps students enhance their skills to design and implement three-dimensional (3D) computer images, such as those used in animated films, virtual reality (VR), data visualisation and computer games. Topics covered include computer graphics hardware and software systems, affine transformations, graphics viewing pipeline, mathematics essentials for computer graphics, 2D and 3D graphics algorithms, rendering algorithms, and graphics programming using a high level programming language C++ and OpenGL package.

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Autumn session, City campus

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