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GCO3817 - Computer graphics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: R Smith


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Introduction to computer graphics: brief history, applications, hardware and software and the fundamental ideas behind modern computer graphics. Development of visualisations of two dimensional and three dimensional objects and environments using device-independent programming, graphics primitives and attributes. Study of mathematical transformations including translation, rotation, scaling and projections. Introduces ray-tracing, texture mapping, transparency and shadows. Utilises the OpenGL graphics library for practical work.


Assignments: 40%
Examination: 60%

Contact hours

4 hours per week


GCO1811 or GCO9805 or a good knowledge of Java OR C/C++


CSE3313, GCO3817