CMSC828D, Advanced Topics in Information Processing: Geometric and Solid Modeling, Fall 2003

Instructor: Dr. Leila De Floriani



CMSC 420, CMSC 427, or equivalents

Graduate Credit:

Course counts for both MS and Ph.D. qualifying coursework

Course Objectives:

An introduction to modeling for solid objects, surfaces, and scalar fields. Covers applications from areas of computer aided design, computer graphics, scientific visualization and finite elements. Topics include boundary models for solid objects, representations based on volumetric decompositions, constructive object models (Constructive Solid Geometry), representations of surfaces and scalar fields through triangle and tetrahedral meshes, mesh simplification techniques, compact encoding of triangle and tetrahedral meshes, and Level-Of-Detail (LOD) techniques.

Detailed Outline:

The topics and the order in which they are listed below are tentative and subject to change

Course Work:

Course work will consist of a reading project in which the students would be required to summarize and compare papers related  to the material taught in class or a programming project, if requested by the students.
There will be two exams: a midterm and a  final exam.
Weights: Project 1/3, Midterm 1/3, Final 1/3

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Course Material

Recommended Books:

Notes on Solid Modeling: Surevey papers on  LOD Modeling: Survery paper on Mesh Compression:
Survey papers on Mesh Simplification: Triangle-segment meshes:

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