Fakultät Informatik

Bachelor Seminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

 Michael Kern,  Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann

Seminar - How to make a PIXAR movie

Time, Place:

Kick-Off Meeting: Wednesday, October 17., 2018, 14:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.10

Seminar sessions:

Wednesday, January 16., 2019, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Thursday, January 17., 2019, 12:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Wednesday, January 23., 2019, 13:00-17:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Thursday, January 24., 2019, 12:00-16:00 hrs in  02.13.010

Prerequisites:

None. There will be no preliminary discussion. For more information, please contact Michael Kern or Alexander Kumpf.

Registration:

Please register via the matching system.

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

Listed below are the topics covered in this seminar. Only two students can share the same topic.

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Topic

Supervisor

01

The Production Pipeline

02

Modeling and Texturing

03

Rigging and Animation

04

Motion Capturing

05

Rigid and Soft Body Dynamics    

06

Fluid Simulation

07

Lighting and Shading

08

Rendering

09

Global Illumination

10

Hair and Fur Simulation

11

Non-Photorealistic Rendering

12

Postproduction

Slides

 

 

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

- 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.