CS451: Advanced Computer Graphics
Spring 2008


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Final Project

Proposals due Tuesday, April 15
Final presentations Tuesday, May 6
Final reports due Tuesday, May 6

A final project, completed individually or in groups of 2, is required for the course. You have two options:

  1. Extend a previous assignment in a non-trivial way. Here are some examples:
  2. Implement your groundbreaking, earthshattering, SIGGRAPH-audience-aweing research ideas on any aspect of modeling, rendering, or animation. You should approach this systematically: formulate your goals, find out what previous work has been done in related areas, implement your new solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness. Please feel free to browse past SIGGRAPH papers for inspiration. Examples include:

What you have to do:

  1. On Tuesday, Apr. 15, you will submit a proposal outlining your goals, and a short summary of the techniques you will implement. Very important: you MUST receive approval from the instructor PRIOR to the proposal deadline. This is best done with a short visit during office hours to verify that the scope and focus of your project is appropriate.
  2. On Tuesday, May 6 (from 2PM-5PM in MEC 339), you will give a 15 minute presentation about your results. Describe your techniques, show off your pictures and bask in the admiration of your fellow students.
  3. On Tuesday, May 6, immediately following your presentation, you will turn in a short (3-5 page) report about your project, together with your code and any images or animations you produced.

Your grade will be based on "technical merit", but there will be an informal art contest, where "artistic impression" will also be taken into account.