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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.837 (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Computer Graphics 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Frédo Durand
    Prof. Barbara Cutler 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 6.837 Computer Graphics

    Fall 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course site features a complete set of lecture notes.

    Course Description

    6.837 offers an introduction to computer graphics hardware, algorithms, and software. Topics include: line generators, affine transformations, line and polygon clipping, splines, interactive techniques, perspective projection, solid modeling, hidden surface algorithms, lighting models, shading, and animation. Substantial programming experience is required. This course is worth 6 Engineering Design Points.

    Technical Requirements

    Any number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .C and .h files found on this course site. Any number of graphics applications can import the .obj files found on this course site. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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