Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
The teaching is organized as follows:
This course aims at providing the student with the tools needed to master the algorithms and computational methods upon which many interactive computer graphics applications are based. The focus is on understanding the theory (geometry, radiometry) and the computational issues (algorithms, programming) that lie behind computer generated images. At the end of the course, the students will be able to: Understand the functionality of the graphics pipeline of modern computers; Understand the basics of 3D modeling and rendering algorithms; Design and implement simple interactive graphics/visualization applications; Describe effectively the technical feature of the applications developed; Use the acquired knowledge as a basis to pursue Visual Computing studies with independence.
2. Draw with the computer: display, coding images and drawings, raster and vector images, rasterization, color and colorimetry
3. Geometric modeling: Euclidean space, 2D and 3D objects representation, curves, 3D models, constructive solid geometry (outline), spatial partitioning (outline), polygon meshes: encoding, characteristics, attributes, textures, processing algorithms, hierarchical models.
4. Rendering and lighting. Introduction to rendering: ray casting and rasterization, radiometry basics, BRDF, rendering equation, local and global lighting, materials, ray tracing, physically-based rendering, path tracing (outline)
5. Rasterization pipeline: geometric transformations, clipping, removal of hidden surfaces, scan conversion, interpolative shading, OpenGL pipeline, tricks, texture mapping, effects, and shadows
5 Animation. Keyframe animation, linear blending, skinning
6. Scientific visualization, principles, design, techniques for visualizing volumes
7. Laboratory (24h) 3D scanning and mesh processing: use of Meshlab. Modeling of objects in Blender. Collections and hierarchies. Scripting. Animation. Materials, textures, and UV-mapping. Scientific visualization: ParaView.