CS112 Introduction to Computer Graphics
University of California @ Irvine, Fall 2019
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am, PCB 1100
Instructor: Shuang Zhao (office hour: Wednesday 10 am, DBH 4214)
TA: Saad Manzur (email: smanzur at uci)
- Sep 19: Welcome to CS 112!
- Sep 26: PA0 is out!
- Oct 9: PA1 is out!
- Oct 24: PA2 is out!
- Nov 12: PA3 is out!
- Nov 28: The final project is out!
|1||Oct||object representation/rendering pipeline|
|10||Oct||projection||PA1 out, PA0 due|
|15||Oct||illumination & shading|
|17||Oct||clipping & scanning polygons|
|24||Oct||bump/normal mapping||PA2 out, PA1 due|
|29||Oct||compositing techniques & projective textures|
|12||Nov||midterm (in class)||PA3 out|
|14||Nov||physics-based animation intro. & ODE basics|
|19||Nov||discussing midterm exam|
|26||Nov||ray tracing||PA3 due
final project out
|28||Nov||no class (thanksgiving)|
|3||Dec||radiometry & rendering equation|
|5||Dec||Monte Carlo & path tracing|
|10||Dec||(no final exam)||final project due|
There will be four (4) programming assignments and one (1) final project.
Due date: Wednesday, Oct 9 by 11:59 pm
See the assignment document here.
Due date: Wednesday, Oct 23 by 11:59 pm
See the assignment document here.
- Grading: (i) programming assignments: 60% (15% each); (ii) midterm exam: 20%; (iii) final project: 20%.
- Late submissions: Assignments should be submitted at or before the due date and time. Only one (1) late submission is allowed. There is no penalty if submitted no later than three (3) days. Otherwise, the submission is penalized based on how late it is submitted.
Questions, help, discussion: Use Piazza (handy link at the top of this page) for all your questions. The teaching staff will answer questions over there for the benefit of all students. Students are also encouraged to participate in answering questions on piazza if they are confident they know the answer. DO NOT email the teaching staff unless its a personal issue.
You are responsible for anything communicated in class by the instructor, including class announcements. If you have to miss lecture for any reason, please ask one of your classmates to fill you in on what you missed. You can use the message board to ask general questions that your classmates can answer.
Academic integrity: We assume the work you hand in is your own, and the results you hand in are generated by your program. You're welcome to read whatever you want to learn what you need to do the work, but we do expect you to build your own implementations of the methods we are studying. If you're ever in doubt, just include a citation in your code or report indicating where some idea came from, whether it be a classmate, a web site, another piece of software, or anything—this always maintains your honesty, whether the source was used in a good way or not. The principle is that an assignment is an academic document, like a journal article. When you turn it in, you are claiming that everything in it is your original idea (or is original to you and your partner, if you're handing in as a pair) unless you cite a source for it.
School can be stressful, and your coursework and other factors can put you under a lot of pressure, but that is never a reason for dishonesty. If you feel you can't complete the work on your own, come talk to the professor, or your advisor, and we can help you figure out what to do. Think before you hand in!
Clear-cut cases of dishonesty will result in failing the course.
For more information see UCI's Policy on Academic Honesty.
Collaboration: You are welcome (encouraged, even) to discuss projects among yourselves in general terms. But when it comes to writing up the homeworks or implementing the projects, you need to be working alone (or only with your partner if you are doing a project as a pair). In particular, it's never OK for you to see another student's homework writeup or another team's program code, and certainly never OK to copy parts of one person's or team's writeup, code, or results into another's, even if the general solution was worked out together.