Fakultät Informatik

Proseminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

 J. Schneider, Prof. Dr. Westermann

 Proseminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

Time, Place

A: Wed 12:30 - 13:45 MI 02.13.010
B: Fr 14:15 - 15:30 MI 02.13.010

Begin:

23.04.2009

Prerequisites

none

News

Bitte die Vortragsfolien und Ausarbeitungen bis zum 25.7.2009 an den Betreuer schicken.

Neue Termine:
Proseminar A: Mittwoch, 12:30-13:45, MI 02.13.010
Proseminar B: Freitag, 14:15-15:30, MI 02.13.010

Introduction

Die Folien der Vorbesprechung sind nun online.

Contents

The main purpose of this proseminar 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 proseminar, the attendants will have to prepare a talk, which should last about 30-45 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, independing investigation for further reading is desired. For more details, please see Seminar FAQ (PDF).

Proseminar A

Time: Wed 12:30 - 13:45 MI 02.13.010.

Date

Student

Title

Betreuer

Link

2009/04/22

Tim Falkenmayer

01 An Introduction to Cinematography

 Dr. T. Schiwietz

[webpage]

2009/04/22

Laura Frohnauer

02 The History of Animation

 Dr. T. Schiwietz

[webpage]

2009/04/29

Matthias Eckert

03 The Animation Pipeline

 J. Schneider

[webpage]

2009/04/29

Jonas Hölzler

04 Modeling

Prof. Dr. R. Westermann

[webpage]

2009/05/13

Alexandre Arnotte

05 Texturing

 R. Fraedrich

[webpage]

2009/05/13

Xuting Li

06 Rigging and Skinning

 R. Fraedrich

[webpage]

2009/05/20

Elisabeth Brändle

07 Inverse Kinematics

 R. Fülöp

[webpage]

2009/05/20

Felix Kress

08 Motion Capturing

 H.-G. Menz

[webpage]

2009/05/27

Phillip Boening

09 Rendering: Shading and Lighting

 J. Schneider

[webpage]

2009/05/27

Henrik Poppe

10 Rendering: Raytracing

 Kai Bürger

[webpage]

2009/06/03

Stefan Kinauer

11 Rendering: Shadowing

 S. Hertel

[webpage]

2009/06/03

Arpad Balazs

12 Compositing and Post-Effects

 J. Schneider

[webpage]

2009/06/10

Moritz Menzel

13 Psychology: The Uncanny Valley

 H.-G. Menz

[webpage]

2009/06/10

Matthias Helminger

14 Physics-based Modules: Particles

 R. Fülöp

[webpage]

 

 

Proseminar B

Time: Fr 14:15 - 15:30 MI 02.13.010.

 

Date

Student

Title

Betreuer

Link

2009/04/24

Thomas Jakab

01 An Introduction to Cinematography

 Dr. T. Schiwietz

 [webpage]

2009/04/24

Alexander Fürthmayer

02 The History of Animation

 Dr. T. Schiwietz

 [webpage]

2009/05/08

Sami Amr Afifi

03 The Animation Pipeline

 J. Schneider

 [webpage]

2009/05/08

Tilman Eberspaecher

04 Modeling

 Prof. Dr. R. Westermann

 [webpage]

2009/05/15

Wolfgang Schwan

05 Texturing

 R. Fraedrich

 [webpage]

2009/05/15

Hubert Soyer

06 Rigging and Skinning

 R. Fraedrich

 [webpage]

2009/05/22

Saskia Golz

07 Inverse Kinematics

 R. Fülöp

 [webpage]

2009/05/22

FelixTsvetko Tsvetkov Kress

08 Rendering: Shading and Lighting

 J. Schneider

 [webpage]

2009/05/29

Claudio Gusmini

09 Rendering: Raytracing

 Kai Bürger

 [webpage]

2009/05/29

Thomas Möllenhoff

10 Rendering: Photon Mapping

 Prof. Dr. R. Westermann

 [webpage]

2009/06/05

Violin Yanev

11 Rendering: Shadowing

 S. Hertel

 [webpage]

2009/06/05

Maria Meier

12 Rendering: Non-Photorealistic Rendering

 Kai Bürger

 [webpage]

2009/06/12

Alexander Thiel

13 Psychology: The Uncanny Valley

 H.-G. Menz

 [webpage]

2009/06/12

Ines Maazi

14 Physics-based Modules: Gaseous Phenomena

 J. Schneider

 [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.
 

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.