Course detail

Computer Graphics

FSI-2PGOptional (voluntary)Bachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2016/2017Summer semester1. year of study3  credits

The course familiarises students with basic principles of geometric shape computer modelling and basic algorithm of computer graphics. Acquired knowledge is a precondition for successful work with CAD systems.
Lecture summary:
2-D modelling: explicit, parametric and polar curves, Ferguson, Beziere and Coons curves, basic plane transforms and their composition, modelling of rolling motion.
3-D modelling: parallel and perpendicular projection, linear perspective. Explicit, parametric and polar surfaces. Beziere and Coons surfaces and their connection. Surfaces defined by border. Space figure realistic representation, hide algorithm, constant shading. edge, surface
and volume modelling, curves, surfaces and solids operations, sweep modelling.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will apply the knowledge acquired in mathmatics and descriptive geometry. This knowledge will be extended by understanding of technical curves and surfaces, students will gain skills necessary for the work with a professional graphic system (DESIGN CAD 3D). They will be made familiar with algorithm building and with Borland DELPHI environment, as well as programming of basic graphics systems.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning

Prerequisites

Students are expected to be familiar with basic terms of 3D geometry, basic problems of 3D geometry, hyve basic knowledge of projection methods (Monge and orthographic projection) and a grasp of language Pascal and Borland Delphi environment.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Martišek, D.: Počítačová geometrie a grafika, VUTIUM, Brno 2000
Martišek, D.: Počítačová geometrie a grafika, VUTIUM, Brno 2002
Martišek, D.: Matematické principy grafických systémů, Littera, Brno 2002
Martišek, D.: Matematické principy grafických systémů, Littera, Brno 2002

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements of credit obtainning: graphic program constructed in Borland DELPHI
environment, machine part graphic model constructed in DESIGN CAD.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Students will apply the knowledge acquired in mathmatics and descriptive geometry. This knowledge will be extended by understanding of technical curves and surfaces, students will gain skills necessary for the work with a professional graphic system (DESIGN CAD 3D). They will be made familiar with algorithm building and with Borland DELPHI environment, as well as programming of basic graphics systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Missed lessons may be compensated for via a written test.

Type of course unit

 

seminars in computer labs

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. DESIGN CAD system: environment, co-ordinate system, cursor control, system setting (Units, Options - View, Cursor, Grid); 2. DESIGN CAD system: elements of edge modelling (Point, Line, Circle, Arc, Polygon), edge operations (Fillet, Chamfer, Combine). 3. DESIGN CAD system: colours and their editting, colour system RGB (DESIGN CAD) and CMY (Paint Brush). Files control (Open, New, Save, Save as). Elements of surface modelling (Circle, Polygon, Plane) 4. DESIGN CAD system: Zoom, Fit to Window, Snap Toolbox. BORLAND DELPHI: Environment, simple program (RGB cube cut).5. DESIGN CAD system: Curves and surfaces operations (Make Slane, Surface Connect, S. Patch, Cut Plane, Plane Subtract). BORLAND DELPHI: Curve constructions – self algorithm of curves construction 6. DESIGN CAD system: Elements of volume modelling (Box, Wall, Cylinder, Sphere), volume elements operations (Add, Subtract, Intersect, Slice), visualisation commands: Hide, Shade. Material, Light Source. BORLAND DELPHI: Plane transforms. 7. DESIGN CAD system: Selection and blocks (Selection Move, -Duplicate, -Rotate, -Mirror, -Scale, -Zoom). Extruding and sweeping, Info Box. BORLAND DELPHI: Modelling of technical motions 8. DESIGN CAD system: Work with blocks (Array, Circular Array). Revision, assignment of semester work. BORLAND DELPHI: Technical curves in plane. 9. DESIGN CAD system: Semester work processing. BORLAND DELPHI: Edge Models of elementary surfaces and solids in parallel and orthographic projection. 10. DESIGN CAD system: Semester work processing. BORLAND DELPHI: Edge models of technical surfaces. 11. DESIGN CAD system: Semester work processing. BORLAND DELPHI: Visibility algorithms. 12.- 14. Semester work processing.