Computer Graphics

Two reflective balls with reflection and shadows presented in a box of pink and purple walls with light source on top.

This Cornell Box image, rendered at 1024x768 with 4 samples per pixel on a Dual P3 800MHz Linux-PC, showcases the simulation effect of ray tracing. (Image courtesy of Henrik Wann Jensen.)


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Fall 2012



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This course provides introduction to computer graphics algorithms, software and hardware. Topics include: ray tracing, the graphics pipeline, transformations, texture mapping, shadows, sampling, global illumination, splines, animation and color. This course offers 6 Engineering Design Points in MIT's EECS program.

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Wojciech Matusik, and Frédo Durand. 6.837 Computer Graphics, Fall 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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