[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Owning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Course Work (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CM20219 OR ( take MA10209 AND take MA10210 AND take MA10236 AND take XX10190 )
Description: Aims:
The primary aims are to understand the ways of representing, rendering and displaying pictures of three-dimensional objects (in particular). In order to achieve this it will be necessary to understand the underlying mathematics and computer techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
1. To be able to distinguish modelling from rendering.
2. To be able to describe the relevant components of Euclidean and projective geometry and their relationships to matrix algebra formulations.
3. To know the difference between solid and surface-modelling and be able to describe typical computer representations of each.
4. To be able to explain and demonstrate in detail rendering for raster displays, including lighting models.

Skills:
Application of Number (T).

Content:
Classical Modelling: Mesh models and their representation. Constructive solid geometry (CSG) and its representation.
Classical Rendering: Raster images; Illumination models; scan line rendering or mesh models and hidden surface removal; ray trace rendering of CSG models; radiosity rendering.
Geometry: Projective geometry and homogeneous transformations. Modern modelling and rendering techniques.
Programme availability:

#### CM30075 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
• USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 3)
• USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USCM-AFB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
• USCM-AAB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USCM-AKB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 3)
• USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 3)
• USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 3)
• USCM-AFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
• USCM-AAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 3)
• USCM-AKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 3)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2020/21. Programmes and units are subject to change 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.Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.