Geometric Modeling Summer Semester 2017

 

General Information

Saarland University

Geometric Modeling

Lecture with tutorials, 101677

 

Instructors: Hans-Peter Seidel, Rhaleb Zayer

Tutors: Thomas Leimkuehler, Mohsen Mansouryar

Lectures:

                 Time:         Wednesdays   10:15 - 11:45

                                    Fridays          12:15 - 13:45             

               Location: Hall 001 -Building E1 3 (Geb. E1 3, HS001)  

Tutorials:

                  Time:         Thursdays    Groupe A 10:15 - 11:45 / Groupe B 14:15 - 15:45

                  Location:                                        Room 24 MPII /  Room23 MPII

Credit Points: 9

Office hours: Appointments can be coordinated via e-mail

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.

 

Announcements

 

 

This section will be regularly updated during the semester.

 

Registration

 

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

 

Overview

 

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 the design and manufacture of engineering objects of high quality, 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:

 

 

Schedule (tentative)

 

Time

Wednesday

Day

Thursday

Day

Friday

Lecture

Assignments out

Turn-in

Tutorials

Lecture

April

19

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20

21

Lecture #1

26

No Lecture (Conference)

27

28

No Lecture (Conference)

May

03

Lecture #2

Ass. #1: theory

04

Progr. tutorial

5

Lecture #3

10

Lecture #4

Ass. #2: practice

Ass. #1

11

Progr. tutorial

12

Lecture #5

17

Lecture #6

Ass. #3 theory

18

Solutions #1

19

Lecture #7

24

Lecture #8

Ass. #4 practice

Ass. #3

25

Holiday/Interviews#2 shifted

26

Lecture #9

31

Lecture #10

Ass. #5 theory

 

1

Solutions #3

2

Lecture #11

June

7

Lecture #12

Ass. #6 practice

Ass. #5

8

Interviews #4

9

Lecture #13

14

No Lecture (Conference)

 

15

Holiday/Solutions #5 shifted

16

No Lecture (Conference)

21

Midterm

Mini Projects posted

22

Interviews #6

23

Lecture #14

28

Lecture #15

Ass. #7: theory

29

Midterm correction

30

Lecture #16

July

05

Lecture #17

 

Ass. #7

06

Projects progress

7

Lecture #18

12

Lecture #19

Ass. #8: theory

13

Solutions #7

14

Lecture #20

19

Lecture #21

 

Ass. #8

20

Projects progress

21

Lecture #22

26

Lecture #23

27

Solutions #8

28

Review

 

 

 

Software

 

Matlab will be used for the practical tutorials. The software is available for free through the university IT-Services. Please check their website for details.

 

Expected Work

 

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 and final exam at the end of the semester.

Assignments

To be admitted to the exam, you need to have

o         Turned in 100% of all homework assignments. Yes, you need to work on all assignments.

o         Received at least 50% of all homework points

Written Exams

o         Dates and locations for the midterm and final exams will be announced on due time

Written Re-Exam

o         Exam date and location will be announced shortly after the final exam results

 

Literature

 

Main textbooks, on shelf in the CS-library ("Semesterapparat")

Recommended additional reads: