Computer Graphics: Modeling

CPSC 524

Winter 2014


Description Contact Info - Grading - Times and Places - Syllabus -

Papers - Software and Models



Three-dimensional geometric models are the base data for applications in computer graphics, computer aided design, visualization, multimedia, and other related fields. This course will focus on computerized modeling of discrete (digital) geometry, and in particular polygonal meshes. We will study data structures and algorithms for creating, manipulating, editing and analyzing digital geometry models.


Students are expected to have successfully completed an introductory computer graphics course (e.g. UBC CS 314) or have an equivalent background. An existing knowledge of OpenGL is assumed, although knowledge of a comparable system (such as DirectX) should be sufficient.


More details are provided in the syllabus.


Contact Info


Course Piazza group link.

Alla Sheffer
Office: CICSR x651 e-mail:
Phone: (604) 822-4030
Office hours: Tue 15:30-16:30






The grade will be based on a combination of: paper presentation, assignments, final project and class participation (no exam). The final grade will be calculated in the following way and will include a large peer feedback component.

      20% - Class participation

      Includes: lecture notes, weekly summaries, classroom participation, and peer feedback

      10% - Assignment 1: Mesh Subdivision due  Jan 31

      15% - Assignment 2: Mesh Simplification, due Feb 21

      15% - Assignment 3: Mesh Deformation, due April 4

      15% - Paper presentation

      Sources for papers include proceedings of SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH Asia, Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP) ,Eurographics, and Shape Modelling International (SMI) from recent years (links) .

      All students are expected to read the paper in advance and submit a short summary

      25% - Final project

·      Includes proposal (5%), report + results (15%), presentation (5%).



Times and Places



Tue & Thu 14:00-15:30, ICICS/CS 238


Software & Models



Software for Mesh Display & Manipulation:Meshlab ( ) or equivalent alternatives such as Graphite.

To download models check: aim@shape