Computer Graphics (CMU 15462/662)
Basic Info
Mon/Wed 10:3011:50pm
Tepper Mellon Auditorium, Posner Hall
Instructor: Nancy Pollard
See the course info page for more info on policies and logistics.
Spring 2018 Schedule
Jan 15 
No Class (CMU MLK holiday)

Jan 17  
Jan 22 
Assignment 0.0 OUT

Jan 24 
Assignment 0.5 OUT

Jan 29 
Assignment 0.0 DUE
Assignment 1 OUT

Jan 30  
Jan 31 
Assignment 0.5 DUE

Feb 5  
Feb 7  
Feb 12 
Assignment 1 DUE (Feb 13)

Feb 14 
Assignment 2 OUT

Feb 19  
Feb 21  
Feb 26 
Geometric Queries

Feb 28 
Accelerating Geometric Queries
Assignment 2 DUE (Mar 3)

Mar 5 
Midterm Review

Mar 7 
MIDTERM EXAM

Mar 12 
SPRING BREAK

Mar 14 
SPRING BREAK

Mar 19 
Midterm Recap

Mar 21 
Color
Assignment 3 OUT

Mar 26 
Radiometry

Mar 28 
The Rendering Equation

Apr 2 
Numerical Integration

Apr 4 
Monte Carlo Ray Tracing

Apr 9 
Variance Reduction
Assignment 3 DUE

Apr 11 
Variance Reduction
Assignment 4 OUT

Apr 16 
Introduction to Animation

Apr 18 
Dynamics and Time Integration

Apr 23 
Introduction to Optimization

Apr 25 
Physically Based Animation and PDEs

Apr 30 
Final Review
Assignment 4 DUE

May 2 
Project Showcase

TBD 
Final Exam

Assignments and Projects
(Due 1/29)  Assignment 0.0: Linear Algebra Review/Preview 
(Due 1/31)  Assignment 0.5: Vector Calculus Review/Preview 
(Due 2/12)  Assignment 1: DrawSVG 
(Due 3/3)  Assignment 2: MeshEdit 
(Due 4/9)  Assignment 3: PathTracer 
(Due 4/30)  Assignment 4: Animation 
Acknowledgments
Thanks to past course contributors: Kayvon Fatahalian, Stelian Coros, Michael Choquette, SeJoon Chung, Sky Gao, Qiuyi Jia, Nick Sharp, Zach Shearer, Bryce Summers.