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CSCD 321: Introduction to Computer Graphics

Credits: 3

This course will study the principles of computer graphics and interactive graphical methods for problem solving. Emphasis placed on both development and use of graphical tools for various display devices. Several classes of graphics hardware considered in detail. Topics include pen plotting, storage tubes, refresh, dynamic techniques, three dimensions, color, modeling of geometry, and hidden surface removal. Part of the laboratory involves use of an interactive minicomputer graphics system. Introduces the fundamentals of three-dimensional computer graphics: rendering, modeling, and animation. Students learn how to represent three-dimensional objects (modeling) and the movement of those objects over time (animation).