Fakultät Informatik

Game Engine Design (IN 0032)

 Prof. Dr. Westermann

Game Engine Design

Time, Place

Mo. 12:00 - 13:30,  IHS2; Fr. 08:00 - 10:00,  MI HS1

Begin:

24.04.2017

Details:

Prerequisites

none

Announcements

Practical

The practical Game Engine Design will be held in groups of 20 participants. Each group will be supervised by one tutor. Announcements concerning registration, work schedule, and grading will be made in the first lecture. All slides will be made available in the material folder below.

 

We intend to offer the following tutor groups

Gruppe

Zeit

Raum

1

Mo, 14:00 - 16:00

MI 02.13.008

2

Mo, 14:00 - 16:00

MI 01.05.012

3

Di, 10:00 - 12:00

MI 02.13.008

4

Di, 10:00 - 12:00

MI 01.05.012

5

Mi, 10:30 - 12:30

MI 02.13.008

6

Mi, 10:30 - 12:30

MI 01.05.012

7

Do, 12:00 - 14:00

MI 02.13.008

8

Do, 12:00 - 14:00

MI 01.05.012

9

Do, 14:00 - 16:00

MI 02.13.008

10

Do, 14:00 - 16:00

MI 01.05.012

In addition, we offer a Q&A-Forum. Please use this forum if you have question concerning the exercise sheets.  Zum Q&A-Forum. Please use the following invitation code to register:

Content

The modules IN0032 and IN0033 accompany each other.

In the lecture (IN0032), some of the basic algorithms used in real-time rendering and rigid body animation are discussed. Topics are polygon models, lighting models and shading, texture mapping, rasterization-based rendering pipeline, motion dynamics, time integration, partical systems, collision detection. While the lecture focusses on the discussion of the theory underlying real-time rendering and motion simulation algorithms, their efficient computer realization will be discussed and performed in the accompanying practical.  

In the practical (IN0033), the students learn the fundamental concepts of the programming language C++ and the graphics API Direct3D. They learn to realize real-time rendering algorithms on graphics accelerators using shader programming. The students program in small teams using established version control systems.

Literature

  • Gregory: Game Engine Architecture, AK Peters
  • Akenine-Möller, Haines: Real-time Rendering, AK Peters
  • Eberly: 3D Games Engine Design, Morgan Kaufmann
  • 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 Kaufmann
 

News

Matthias Niessner, our new Professor from Stanford University, offers a number of interesting topics for  master theses.

 

A new PhD/PostDoc position on  Computational Fabrication and 3D Printing is available at the Computer Graphics & Visualization group.

 

A new PhD position is available at the games engineering group.  Check it out here.