CSE 577: Advanced Geometric Modeling
Arizona State University
Spring 2017 * T & TH 3:00 - 4:15pm * BYAC 270
Instructor: Dianne Hansford, Ph.D.
Office Hours: after class or by appointment
Home Page Class Log
This course will cover advanced concepts of geometric modeling, such as NURBS, rectangular and triangular surfaces, subdivision surfaces, triangle meshes, Voronoi diagrams, discrete and continuous shape measures, volumes and volume visualization.
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.
Students must have a solid background in linear algebra, calculus, and basic 3D graphics to be successful in this course.
This class is aimed at bringing students close to independent research: if interesting topics arise, we will spend more time on them. Student input on choice of topics is welcome!
Students will learn fundamental 3D concepts from an advanced viewpoint. Students will be able to analyze problems and provide practical solutions. Students will be able to read advanced literature in the field.
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
-- assignments will be completed with Mathematica; a tutorial will be provided
- In class exercises:
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: 50% (each 12.5%)
Midterm test: 25%
Endterm test: 25%
No team work on the programming assignments.
Late work will be discounted at a rate of 5% per day.
Missed tests may be made-up if a valid excuse is presented with documentation.
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
"Plus grades" (A+, B+, etc) are earned through above average class participation.
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