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 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.

Potential Topics

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Topic

Students

Superviser

01

The Production Pipeline

02

Modeling and Texturing

03

Rigging and Animation

04

Rigid and/or Soft Body Dynamics

05

Fluid Simulation

06

Lighting

07

Rendering

08

Global Illumination

09

Non-Photorealistic Rendering

10

Postproduction

 

 

 

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.