Catalogue 2015 - 2016

CS 340 Computer Graphics: Principles and Applications


3 cr.


CS 200/IT 200 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.