Saarland University
Geometric Modeling
Lecture with tutorials, (Vst.Nr. 93284)
Instructors: HansPeter Seidel, Rhaleb Zayer
Tutors: Thomas Leimkuehler, Ben Wiederhake
Lectures:
Time: Tuesdays 14:15  15:45
Thursdays 10:15  11:45
Location: Room 024, E1.4 (MPIIBuilding)
Tutorials:
Group A: Wednesdays 12:1513:45h, Room 023, E1.4 (MPIIBuilding)
Group B: Wednesdays 16:1517:45h, Room 021, E1.4 (MPIIBuilding)
Credit Points: 9
Office hours: Thursdays 13:0015:00. Additional appointments can be coordinated via email
Class materials: Available for download. The username and password will be provided in the lecture.
Lecture slides will be posted shortly after each the lecture.
This section will be regularly updated during the semester.
Please note that you need to sign up with us, and with HISPOS separately. The information is not passed automatically (either way).
To register with us, please send an email to Thomas Leimkuehler within the first two weeks of the lecture.
Include: Name, student number, your email, “Studienordnung”
Recent progress in Geometric Modeling has been stimulated by numerous applications in engineering and multimedia. The purpose of the course is to give an introduction to classical and modern mathematical techniques employed in Geometric Modeling and to demonstrate how these techniques are useful for across engineering, entertainment, and multimedia applications. The course will also serve as a starting point for those students who wish to use Geometric Modeling concepts and ideas in their own research. Topics to be covered include shape interpolation and approximation with piecewise polynomial curves and surfaces, mesh processing, and multiresolution modeling.
Course topics:
Time 
Tuesday 
Day 
Wednesday 
Day 
Thursday 

Lecture 
Assignments out 
Turnin 
Tutorials 
Lecture 

April 
19 
 
20 
21 
Lecture #1 

26 
Lecture #2 
Ass. #1: theory 
27 
28 
Lecture #3 

May 
03 
Progr. tutorial 
Ass. #2: practice 
Ass. #1 
04 
5 
Holiday 

10 
Lecture #4 
Ass. #3 theory 
11 
Solutions #1 
12 
Lecture #5 

17 
Lecture #6 
Ass. #4 practice 
Ass. #3 
18 
Interviews #2 
19 
Lecture #7 

24 
Lecture #8 
Ass. #5 theory 

25 
Solutions #3 
26 
Holiday 

31 
Lecture #9 
Ass. #6 practice 
Ass. #5 
1 
Interviews #4 
2 
Lecture #10 

June 
7 
Midterm 
8 
Solutions #5 
9 
Lecture #11 

14 
Lecture #12 
Ass. #7: theory 

15 
Midterm correction 
16 
Lecture #13 

21 
Lecture #14 
Mini Projects 
Ass. #7 
22 
Interviews #6 
23 
Lecture #15 

28 
Lecture #16 
Ass. #8: theory 
29 
Solutions #7 
30 
Lecture #17 

July 
05 
Lecture #18 
Ass. #8 
06 
M.P. Progress 
7 
Lecture #19 

12 
Lecture #20 
Ass. #9: theory 
13 
Solutions #8 
14 
Lecture #21 

19 
Lecture #22 
Ass. #9 
20 
M.P. Progress 
21 
Lecture #23 

26 
Lecture #24 
27 
Solutions #9 
28 
Review 
Software
Matlab will be used for the practical tutorials. The software is available for free through the university ITServices. Please check their website for details.
The course is suitable for MS students. Familiarity with basic computer graphics (or motivation to quickly learn them) is desirable. Assessment will be based on weekly assignments, midterm, final exam, and an optional reexam.
To be admitted to the exams, you need to
o Turn in 100% of all homework assignments. Yes, you need to work on all assignments.
o Receive at least 50% of all homework points
o Midterm exam: Tuesday June 7^{th}, 14001600, HS001 in E1 3
o Final exam: Thursday August 4^{th}, 10001200 HS001 in E1 3
o Thursday October 6^{th}, 10001200 HS001 in E1 3
Main textbooks, on shelf in the CSlibrary ("Semesterapparat")
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