Fakultät Informatik

Proseminar Bachelor Seminar - How to make a Pixar movie

 Mihaela Jarema, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann

Proseminar, Bachelor Seminar - How to make a Pixar movie

Time, Place:

Preliminary discussion takes place Monday, July 4., 2016 at 16:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Seminar sessions:

Wednesday, Oct. 19., 2016, 14:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.10

Wednesday, Jan. 18., 2017, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.10

Thursday, Jan. 19., 2017, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Wednesday, Jan. 25., 2017, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Thursday, Jan. 26., 2017, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.010





The main purpose of this seminar 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 successfully participate in this seminar, the attendants have to prepare a talk, which should last 25-30 minutes. Talks can be held in German or English, with German being preferred. Supplementary, a short workout (approximately 4-6 pages) has to be prepared. During the preparation for the talks, independent investigation for further reading is desired.

Available Topics






The Production Pipeline

Ezgi Evcimen (18.01.2017, 13:10)
Daniela Soraya Andrade Salazar(19.01.2017,13:10)

Henrik Masbruch


Modeling and Texturing

Michael Sommersperger (18.01.2017, 13:40)
Severin Bauer(19.01.2017, 13:40)

Henrik Masbruch


Rigging and Animation

Ferdinand Obermeier (18.01.2017,14:30)
Mohamed Ben Jazia (19.01.2017,14:10)

Mihaela Jarema


Rigid and/or Soft Body Dynamics

Daniel Schubert (18.01.2017,15:00)
Anna Mittermair (19.01.2017,15:00)

Johannes Kehrer


Fluid Simulation

Mohamed Ben Tarfaoui (25.01.2017,13:00)
Phillip Hohenester (19.01.2017,15:30)

Florian Ferstl



Peter Klein (cancelled)
Hanieh Arjomand-Fard (26.01.2017,13:00)

Michael Kern



Benedikt Müller (25.01.2017,13:30)
Thomas Ressler-Antal (26.01.2017,13:30)

Michael Kern


Global Illumination

Alexandru-Stefan Todoran (cancelled)
Joe Veith (26.01.2017,14:20)

Martin Ender


Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Joe Veith (25.01.2017,14:20)
Dennis Assmann (cancelled)

Marc Rautenhaus



Isidora Janeva (25.01.2017,14:50)
Jonathan Haudenschild (26.01.2017,14:50)

Ismail Demir




Literature and Links

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.


- 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.