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CM50245: Computer animation and games II

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 15
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CW1 (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The primary aims are to understand: how to organize spatial game models efficiently, including geometry and texture; the use of both conventional and image-based rendering; specialized lighting techniques; collision detection and recovery; destruction techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Demonstrate a critically deep understanding of the advanced principles of computer animation and games design,
* Critically evaluate current technological developments with sufficient analytical and research skills to be able to scope the requirements for a research dissertation.
* Implement technological solutions to advanced and complex problems.

Relevant skills in programming (tfa), mathematics(tfa) and physics(tf).

Spatial data structures and level-of-detail management. Traditional rendering appropriate for games. Real-time lighting techniques. Image-based rendering. Collision detection and recovery techniques. Destroyable or breakable models.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM50245 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.