Fakultät Informatik

Computer Graphics

Prof. Dr. Westermann

Computer Graphics

Time, Place

Mo 2pm - 4pm Interim 2, Thu 1pm - 3pm HS2







The written exam takes place on Friday 3.8.2012 at 8.30 am.


This lecture is the introductory course to Computer Graphics. The course teaches the algorithms used to program a computer to generate images of a geometric model with associated appearance properties. Ths lecture is held in German language. The following topics are discussed:

  • Geometric Models
  • Color & perception
  • Lighting
  • Ray Tracing
  • Texture mapping
  • Graphics APIs
  • Linear and affine Transformations
  • Rasterization and Shading
  • Clipping
  • Visibility & shadows
  • Curves & surfaces


  • 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
  • Watt, Watt: Advanced Animation and Rendering Techniques; Theory and Practice, Addison-Wesley
  • Encarnaçao, Klein, Strasser: Graphische Datenverarbeitung, 4. Auflage, Oldenburg Verlag
  • Griebel, Bungartz, Zenger: Computer Graphik, Vieweg Verlag

Lecture Slides




- 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 upneeded!


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