Computer Graphics (CMU 15462/662)
Basic Info
Mon/Wed 11:00am12:20pm
WeH 7500
Instructor: Nancy Pollard
See the course info page for more info on policies and logistics.
Spring 2024 Schedule
Jan 17 
Assignment 0.0 OUT

Jan 22 
Assignment 0.5 OUT

Jan 24  
Jan 29 
Assignment 0.0 DUE
Assignment 1.0 OUT

Jan 31 
Assignment 0.5 DUE

Feb 5  
Feb 7 
Assignment 1.0 DUE
Assignment 1.5 OUT

Feb 12  
Feb 14 
Assignment 1.5 DUE
Assignment 2.0 OUT

Feb 19  
Feb 21 
Assignment 2.0 DUE
Assignment 2.5 OUT

Feb 26 
Midterm Review

Feb 28 
Midterm

Mar 4 
SPRING BREAK

Mar 6 
SPRING BREAK

Mar 11 
Color

Mar 13 
Radiometry
Assignment 2.5 DUE (3/15 Friday)
Assignment 3.0 OUT

Mar 18 
The Rendering Equation

Mar 20 
The Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function

Mar 25 
Variance Reduction
Assignment 3.0 DUE
Assignment 3.5 OUT

Mar 27 
Special Topics #3: NonPhotorealistic Rendering

Apr 1 
The Principles of Animation

Apr 3 
Splines & Kinematics
Assignment 3.5 DUE
Assignment 4.0 OUT

Apr 8 
Simulations

Apr 10 
TBD

Apr 15 
Special Topics #4: Video Game Graphics
Assignment 4.0 DUE
Assignment 4.5 OUT

Apr 17 
Special Topics #5: Graphics Industry & Research

Apr 22 
Final Review

Apr 24 
Course WrapUp
Assignment 4.5 DUE

TBD 
FINAL EXAM

Assignments and Projects
(Due 1/29)  Assignment 0.0: Math Review 
(Due 1/31)  Assignment 0.5: Scotty 3D 
(Due 2/7)  Assignment 1.0: Rasterizer 
(Due 2/14)  Assignment 1.5: Rasterizer 
(Due 2/21)  Assignment 2.0: MeshEdit 
(Due 3/15)  Assignment 2.5: MeshEdit 
(Due 3/25)  Assignment 3.0: PathTracer 
(Due 4/3)  Assignment 3.5: PathTracer 
(Due 4/15)  Assignment 4.0: Animation 
(Due 4/24)  Assignment 4.5: Animation 
Acknowledgments
Thanks to past contributors to course material: Keenan Crane, Kayvon Fatahalian, Stelian Coros, Nancy Pollard, Michael Choquette, SeJoon Chung, Sky Gao, Qiuyi Jia, Zach Shearer, Bryce Summers, Nick Sharp, Maxwell Slater, Oscar Dadfar.