Fakultät Informatik

Computer Graphics

Dr. Kipfer, Prof. Dr. Westermann

 Computer Graphics

Time, Place

Mon 14:00 - 15:30, MI 00.06.011 Wed 12:30 - 14:00, MI 00.13.009A





Exam dates

All students: 22. July 2004 or 11.+12. October 2004

You have to register in the showcase in room 02.13.051

Relevant content for 4+2 SWS: all
Relevant content for 2+2 SWS: slide sets 01-04, 06-10, 13-15, 17, 18


This lecture is the introductory course to Computer Graphics. This lecture is held in German language. The following topics are discussed:

  • 3D Transformations (linear, affine, projective)
  • Camera models
  • Color & perception
  • Rasterization (scanline processing, clipping)
  • Lighting & shading
  • Texture mapping
  • Image processing & compression
  • Overview Graphics APIs
  • Visibility & shadows
  • Ray tracing
  • Radiosity
  • Curves & surfaces
  • Image-based rendering


  • Foley, Van Dam, Feiner, Hughes: Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley, 2nd edition in C
  • Watt, Watt: Computer Graphics, Addison-Wesley
  • Glassner: Principles of digital image synthesis, Morgan Kaufman
  • Encarnaçao, Klein, Strasser: Graphische Datenverarbeitung, 4. Auflage, Oldenburg Verlag
  • Griebel, Bungartz, Zenger: Computer Graphik, Vieweg Verlag

Lecture Slides

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- In collaboration with partners from industry, we have a number of thesis topics available in the area of point-based rendering, geo-localization using public data, scene fusion from different viewpoints. If you are interested, please contact  westermann(at)tum.de


- Game Devel. Lab Practical for SS'18: kick off meeting on April 3rd,  details here. No matching system sign-up needed!


- One PhD position on   Turbulence Visualization is available at the Computer Graphics & Visualization group.