Fakultät Informatik

Proseminar/Seminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

 Dr. C. Dick, Prof. Dr. R. Westermann

Proseminar/Seminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

Time, Place

TBA, MI 02.13.010

Begin:

24./25.01.2013

Prerequisites:

None

Application:

CLOSED

News / Information

An introduction (Slides) will be held on July 12, 2012 in room MI 00.12.019,
15:30-16:15.

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/Seminar) and graduate (Seminar) students.

The seminar will be held in German language.

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).

Available Topics

Date

Title

Student

Advisor

Link

24.01.2013, 10:00

01 The Animation Pipeline

Sonja Vogl

I. Demir

[webpage]

24.01.2013, 10:35

02 Modeling

Jan Krohn

I. Demir

[webpage]

24.01.2013, 11:25

03 Rigging and Skinning

Monika Ullrich

 M. G. Chajdas

[webpage]

24.01.2013, 13:00

04 Motion Capturing

Dana Imminger

 M. Treib

[webpage]

24.01.2013, 13:50

05 Inverse Kinematics

Mateusz Burek

 M. Mihai

[webpage]

24.01.2013, 14:40

06 Rigid Body Motion

Bettina Maier

 Dr. C. Dick

[webpage]

24.01.2013, 15:30

07 Deformable Bodies

Lukas Welte

 Dr. C. Dick

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 9:00

08 Lighting and Shading

Christian Mayr

 M. Treib

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 9:50

09 Raytracing

Thomas Marschall

 F. Ferstl

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 10:55

10 Texturing

Denis Huber

 F. Ferstl

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 11:30

11 Photon Mapping

Simon Mießler

 Dr. K. Bürger

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 13:20

12 Global Illumination Effects

Leonhard Spiegelberg

 Dr. K. Bürger

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 14:10

13 Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Corinna Steck

 M. Rautenhaus

[webpage]

25.01.2013, 15:00

14 Compositing and Post-Effects

Sven Barth

 F. Reichl

[webpage]

Literature and Links

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.
 

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.