Fakultät Informatik

Proseminar/Seminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

Prof. Dr. Westermann,  Christian Dick

Proseminar/Seminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

Time, Place

27./28.01.2011, 10:00, Room 00.12.019 and Room 02.13.010

Begin:

Introduction & topic assignment on Thursday, 21.10.2010 at 15:00-15:45 in room MI 02.13.010

Prerequisites

none

Contents

The main purpose of this seminar is to introduce the basic ideas of computer graphics. Exemplary topics as they occur in the process of generating an animated feature-film will be discussed. The seminar will try to cover the entire pipeline from the storyboard to the final movie, thus giving detailed insight in how computer-assisted animation is done today. The focus will be on computer graphics, but there will be other topics that address more artistic views as well.

To sucessfully participate in this seminar, the attendants have to prepare a talk, which should last 25-30 (proseminar) or 40-45 minutes (seminar). Talks can be held in German or English, with German being preferred. Supplementary, a short workout (approximately 4-6 pages) has to be prepared. During the preparation for the talks, independent investigation for further reading is desired. For general details, please see Seminar FAQ (PDF, not up-to-date).

News / Information

This seminar will be held as a block course on two days at the end of the winter term. We offer a total of 14 spots for undergraduate (Proseminar) and graduate (Hauptseminar) students.

The registration is closed! An introduction (Slides) was held on 21th of October 2010 in room MI 02.13.010, 15:00-15:45. Topics were assigned during the introductory meeting in the order of registration.

Available Topics

Date

Title

Student

Betreuer

Link

27.01.11, 10:05, Room 00.12.019     

01 The Animation Pipeline

Janette Pitzschel

 Christian Dick

[webpage]

27.01.11, 10:55, Room 00.12.019    

02 Modeling

Michael Hingel

 Matthäus G. Chajdas

[webpage]

27.01.11, 13:30, Room 00.12.019

03 Rigging and Skinning

Johannes Schmidt

 Roland Fraedrich

[webpage]

27.01.11, 14:05, Room 00.12.019

04 Motion Capturing

Kathrin Oellerer

 Marc Treib

[webpage]

27.01.11, 15:05, Room 00.12.019

05 Inverse Kinematics

Benedikt Hirmer

 Christian Dick

[webpage]

N/A          

06 Physics: Rigid Body Motion

N/A

N/A

[webpage]

27.01.11, 15:40, Room 00.12.019

07 Physics: Deformable Bodies

Daniel Lagler

 Christian Dick

[webpage]

28.01.11, 10:05, Room 00.12.019

08 Rendering: Lighting and Shading

Manuel Schmidt

 Marc Treib

[webpage]

28.01.11, 10:55, Room 00.12.019

09 Rendering: Raytracing

Matthaeus Chajdas

 Matthäus G. Chajdas

[webpage]

N/A

10 Rendering: Texturing

N/A

N/A

[webpage]

28.01.11, 11:20, Room 00.12.019

11 Rendering: Photon Mapping

Andreas Schmidt

 Kai Bürger

[webpage]

28.01.11, 13:00, Room 02.13.010

12 Rendering: Global Illumination Effects

Christian Wiesner

 Kai Bürger

[webpage]

28.01.11, 13:50, Room 02.13.010

13 Rendering: Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Stefan Hessel

 Florian Reichl

[webpage]

N/A

14 Rendering: Compositing and Post-Effects

N/A

N/A

[webpage]

Literature and Links

 PIXAR online library
 Dreamworks Animation SKG
Foley, Van Dam, Feiner, Hughes: Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley, 2nd edition in C
Griebel, Bungartz, Zenger: Computer Graphik, Vieweg Verlag
In case  google fails, ask us for material.

ACM Digital Library

The TUM has an account at the ACM digital library which hosts some of the most important conferences on Computer Graphics. To access it, proceed as follows:

  • Configure your browser to use proxy.informatik.tu-muenchen.de at port 8080.
  • Read the three bullets below, then browse to  ACM Digital Library.
  • Make sure you see "HeBIS: TU Muenchen" witten in the logo, and not "Technische Universitaet Muenchen".
  • Now you can search for papers, topics etc. They are hosted in pdf format.
  • It might be necessary to perform the above procedure from within the TU web.

Alternatively, you can select auto-configuration of proxy settings via the following address:

 

News

Matthias Niessner, our new Professor from Stanford University, offers a number of interesting topics for  master theses.

 

PhD positions on   Computational Fabrication and 3D Printing and  Photorealistic Rendering for Deep Learning and Online Reconstruction are available at the Computer Graphics & Visualization group.