This unit will look at the creation and use of 2- and 3-dimensional graphical information and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools needed to implement them. Topics will include 2D drawing algorithms, matrix transformations, 3D representations, key-frames and other animation techniques, lighting and shading.
|Unit name||Computer Graphics and Animation: Principles and Programming|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Robert Ollington|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply programming paradigms for storing and displaying graphical images efficiently
- Manipulate graphics data using mathematics techniques
- Apply lighting and shading techniques to achieve simple effects
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesKIT205 OR KIT206 OR KIT207 OR KIT208
Lectures: 2hrs/wk in weeks 1-13
|Assessment||2D Graphics (20%)|3D Objects (30%)|3D Animation (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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