CSE 477: Introduction to
Computer-Aided Geometric Design
CIDSE at Arizona State University
Fall 2016 * M & W 9:00 - 10:15am * BYAC 240
Instructor: D. Hansford, Ph.D.
Office: BYENG 346
Office Hours: after class and by appointment
Home Page Class Log
Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) or Geometric Modeling deals with computational modeling of objects such as
- curves outlining a font (Bezier and B-spline curves),
- surfaces such as the hood of a car (triangle meshes or NURB surfaces), or
- a human brain (volumetric models).
Shape modeling techniques (interactive modifications, volume deformations) will be taught as they arise in many fields such as CAD/CAM, computer animation, or medical imaging.
The course will cover material from The Essentials of CAGD.
Students will learn fundamental 3D Modeling concepts from a computational viewpoint. In that context, students will be able to analyze problems and provide practical solutions.
The Essentials of CAGD is the required textbook.
This page and the class log are the primary webpages for this course.
Blackboard will be used for turning in assignments and posting announcements.
- Lectures, videos,
and Mathematica demonstrations in class
-- learn why the topic is important, learn the fundamentals, and see it at work
geometric modeling topic + writing component + use of a software tool
-- learn the topic, learn a tool, and learn to communicate better
- In class exercises and quizzes:
practice key concepts of the day
-- bring paper, pencil, and eraser to class and be prepared to work on examples
- Students are expected to attend class.
4 Mathematica programming projects: 40% (each 10%)
Attendance and Participation: 10%
Mid-term test: 25%
End-term test: 25%
Team work on the programming assignments is allowed only with special permission. A team will be expected to do more work than the basic assignment.
Late programming projects will be discounted at a rate of 5% per day.
Missed tests may be made-up if a valid excuse is presented with documentation.
If you miss class because you are sick, let me know. These absences will not count against you. However, if you miss several class at once or over the semester, I will need some type of documentation, such as a doctor's note.
Please discuss grading issues with the TA first.
Accumulated score rounded up to nearest integer and letter grade assigned by rule:
A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-70, E: <60
grades" (A+, B+, etc) are earned through
above average class participation.
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