Proseminar - Realtime Computer Graphics
16.12.2009, 15:00 - 18:00, MI 02.13.036
Der Blocktermin für die Vorträge ist der 16.12.2009, 15:00, MI 02.13.036.
Realtime Computer Graphics is ubiquitous. This can be mainly attributed to the entertainment industry's (e.g., the video game industry) interest that increased exponentially over the last decade and kindled the development of new algorithms as well as dedicated hardware. Although recent graphics adaptors greatly surpass standard CPUs in terms of memory bandwidth and processing speed, dedicated algorithms to run on these highly-parallel, SIMD-processors are necessary. In this proseminar we will have a closer look at such algorithms and we will also discuss the underlying hardware in detail.
On a side note, be prepared to see beautiful pictures, videos, and live demos in the course of the proseminar
To sucessfully participate in this proseminar, the attendants will have to prepare a talk, which should last about 30 minutes. Talks can be held in German or English, with German being preferred. Supplementary, a short workout (approximately 2-4 pages) should be prepared. During the preparation for the talks, independent investigation for further reading is desired. For more details, please see Seminar FAQ (PDF).
Literature and Links
- Foley, Van Dam, Feiner, Hughes: Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley, 2nd edition in C
- Griebel, Bungartz, Zenger: Computer Graphik, Vieweg Verlag
- Akenine-Möller, Haines, Hoffmann: Real-Time Rendering, 3rd Edition, B&T, September 2002
- 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: