CAP 5725
Computer Graphics I  
Spring 2005

Instructor: Dr. Sumanta Pattanaik

phone: 407 823 2638
Office: CSB #251


Expertise in C/C++
Fundamental graphics background (undergraduate level).
Those with no formal graphics background must develop expertise with the following concepts before joining this course: Vector algebra, geometric transformations, viewing transformation, a graphics API (OpenGL or DirectX) to render,  hardware rendering pipeline, simple reflectance models and simple shading models. These concepts may be found in
"Interactive Computer Graphics: A top-down approach with OpenGL. by Ed Angel"
or "Computer Graphics with OpenGL. by Hearn and Baker".

Meeting Times and Place:

           TR 12:00 to 13:15 in ENGR2 Rm #105

Office Hours:

            TR 13:30 to 15:00 in CSB #251
            and Fridays By appointment only.  (email:, Phone: 32638)

Important Dates:

          Short Exam:  Thursday, February 24, 2005.

          Spring Break: March 14-19, 2005
          Last Class day: April 21, 2005

          Final Exam: Thursday, April 28, 2005. (check UCF Final Exam Schedule site for changes if any.)
Text Book:
Physically Based Rendering by Matt Pharr and Greg Humphrey. Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 2004. (ISBN: 0-12-553180-X)
(Look at and see if you can find your book cheaper.)
Course Grading:

Lecture Topics:
    (This list does not show the exact order of the lectures.)

Resources for the class: