Saarland University
Geometric Modeling
Lecture with tutorials, 101677
Instructors: HansPeter 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 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 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:
Time 
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Assignments out 
Turnin 
Tutorials 
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No Lecture (Conference) 
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May 
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Lecture #2 
Ass. #1: theory 
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Progr. tutorial 
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Lecture #4 
Ass. #2: practice 
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Lecture #6 
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Solutions #1 
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Lecture #8 
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Holiday/Interviews#2 shifted 
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June 
7 
Lecture #12 
Ass. #6 practice 
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Interviews #4 
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Mini Projects posted 
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Ass. #7: theory 
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Midterm correction 
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July 
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Ass. #7 
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Projects progress 
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Ass. #8: theory 
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Solutions #7 
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Projects progress 
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Lecture #23 
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Review 
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 and final exam at the end of the semester.
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
o Dates and locations for the midterm and final exams will be announced on due time
o Exam date and location will be announced shortly after the final exam results
Main textbooks, on shelf in the CSlibrary ("Semesterapparat")
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