Catalogue 2014 - 2015

CS 340 Computer Graphics: Principles and Applications


3 cr.


CS 202 or CPE 305 or the equivalent or permission of instructor.

Course Description

This course focuses on rendering the synthesis of realistic 3D images, the major concern in computer graphics today. Following a study of light, color, and shading, each student develops a simple program to generate images using ray-tracing, the most widely used photo-realistic rendering technique. Additional topics include 2D and 3D transformations, generation of 2D images on a screen, use of a simple 2D graphics package, and graphical user interfaces.


in alternate fall semesters.