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04251 Computer Graphics and CAD
Danish title: Computer Grafik og CAD
Language: English Credit points: 7,5
Type: Open University
Language: English

Previous course: C9072, 67277
No credit points with: C9072, 67277
Prerequisite: 49162/49136/49137/67476/70212 and 67162/67161/67163
Recommended semester: 4th -7th semester
Scope and form: 2 lectures of 2x35 minutes each and 1 afternoon exercise of 4 hours.
Examination: Evaluation of homework (1/3) and written exam (2/3) (13-scale)
Remarks: Both parts of the exams must be passed with at least the mark 5.
Contact person: Niels Jørgen Christensen, Building 321, Tel. +45 4525 3366, email njc@imm.dtu.dk, http://www.imm.dtu.dk/~njc

URL: http://www.imm.dtu.dk/courses/04251
Department: Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
Aim: To give the participants a survey of computer graphics systems and CAD-systems and enable them to exploit and develop graphics algorithms and graphics programs, which for instance could be used for
-analyzing experimental results and the presentation of data in diagrams
-modelling three dimensional objects and visualization of the models
-solving design and planning problems (CAD)
-building 3D-multimedia systems and virtual reality systems
Contents: Hardware (graphical processors, output devices, input devices). Construction of important software parts: The geometric modelling part (data and procedure models, boolean operations, and transformations); visualization of the geometric models (windows, viewports, perspective and axonometric transformations, hidden surface removal, shading, raytracing, radiosity); The user interface (user demands, window systems, UIMS); model storages and model administration (representation schemes as wireframe models, surface models and volume models); picture storage, administration and manipulation (raster operations); graphics device drivers. Standardization efforts (GKS, PHIGS, CGI, CGM, Postscript, X-windows, PEX, OpenGL, VRML). The basic concepts are illustrated in the exercises. Here the participants develop a small graphics system and furthermore use an advanced CAD-system and develop an application program to that system.