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CPSC 424 is an advanced computer graphics course focussed on geometric modeling, i.e. creation and manipulation of shapes. The topics covered in this course are:
Introduction to curves and surfaces, in particular splines, subdivision surfaces, polygonal meshes. Principles and mathematical foundations for representing complex geometry for computer graphics and numerical simulations. Practical applications of different modeling techniques.




Instructor Alla Sheffer (sheffa@cs.ubc.ca). Please use the Piazza discussion group for everything except personal questions.
Office hour Monday, 2-3 PM (or by appointment)   X651 (ICICS/CS)
TA Qiang Zou ; Shayan Hoshyari ; Enrique Rosales (Please use Piazza to contact the TAs)
Lectures Mon, Wed, Fri, 12PM-1PM, Dempster 301
Tutorial Thu 15:30-16:30 or Thu 16:30-17:30 MacLeod 214
First class January 3, 2018
Weekly Quizes The course will have weekly quizes which will be posted on our Canvas page. The questions for the quizes will be selected among the review questions submited by the students the week before. The deadline for submitting questions (via Piazza  cpsc424.) is Monday noon. The deadline for answering the quizes is Friday noon.
Discussion Board link
Optional Textbooks

Curves and Surfaces in Geometric Modeling: Theory and Algorithms
James Gallier
Morgan Kaufmann ; ISBN: 1558605991

Polygonal Mesh Processing,
Botsch, Kobbelt, Pauly, Alliez, Levy,
AK Peters

Prerequisites CPSC 320 and one of MATH 152, MATH 221, MATH 223 and one of MATH 200, MATH 217, MATH 226, MATH 253.