Fakultät Informatik

Proseminar Bachelor Seminar - How to make a Pixar movie

 Michael Kern,  Henrik Masbruch,  Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann

Proseminar, Bachelor Seminar - How to make a Pixar movie

Time, Place:

Kick-Off: Wednesday, Oct. 18., 2017, 14:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.10

Seminar sessions:

 

Wednesday, Jan. 17., 2018, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.10

Thursday, Jan. 18., 2018, 12:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Wednesday, Jan. 24., 2018, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Thursday, Jan. 25., 2018, 12:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Prerequisites:

None

Registration:

For more information please contact Michael Kern and Henrik Masbruch

Contents

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 write a scientific short-paper (6 pages) using the ACM-style template with a double-column layout. Additionally, they have to prepare a talk which should last 25 minutes. Both, papers and talks can be written or held in German or English, with German being preferred.

Topics

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Topic

Students

Supervisor

01

The Production Pipeline

Isabella Hausmann

Patric Corletto

 Bianca Tost

02

Modeling and Texturing

Andreas Keller

Jelena Milovanovic

 Bianca Tost

03

Rigging and Animation

Felix Brendel

Leo Tappe

 Michael Kern

04

Motion Capturing

Luca Schumann

Benedikt Niedernhuber

 Michael Kern

 Henrik Masbruch

05

Rigid and Soft Body Dynamics

Charlie Kolb

Kira Nickel

 Michael Kern

06

Fluid Simulation

Kilian Glas

Kevin Wu

 Henrik Masbruch

07

Lighting

Merve Öztekin

Akbar Suriaganda

 Alexander Kumpf

08

Rendering

Ngoc Tran

Hannes Oberprantacher

 Mathias Kanzler

09

Global Illumination

George Bellamy

Sabine Beyer

 Henrik Masbruch

10

Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Luca Klingenberger

Christoph Eschkötter

 Marc Rautenhaus

11

Postproduction

Sumon Zelenski

Sebastian Di Luzio

 Mathias Kanzler

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.
 

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.