CS348a Class Schedule, Winter Quarter '04-'05

Below are the key dates for the class.


January 4
January 6

Class Introduction; Homogeneous Coordinates; The Projective Plane; Oriented Projective Geometry


Affine/Projective Transformations and their Matrix Representations [Guest Lecture]


January 11
January 13

Shape Modeling: Parametric and Implicit

Homework 1 out

Classification of Parametric Cubics


January 18
January 20

Polar Forms


Continuity Constraints; Splines


January 25
January 27

B-Splines [Guest Lecture]

Homework 1 due; Homework 2 out

Rational Curves


February 1
February 3



Tensor-Product and Total Degree Surfaces I


February 8
February 10

Tensor-Product and Total Degree Surfaces II

Homework 2 due; Homework 3 out

Subdivision Surfaces I


February 15
February 17

Subdivision Surfaces II

Homework 3 due; Project (Homework 4) out

Triangle Meshes and their Representation; the Quad-Edge Data Structure


February 22
February 24

Solid Models; BSPs and their Uses



In-class Midterm

March 1
March 3

Mesh Simplification


Scattered Data Interpolation I


March 8
March 10

Scattered Data Interpolation II

Project due

Class Summary; Course Evaluation