Summary final study guide

by Eftychios Sifakis on May 2, 2017

In order to facilitate your review for your final exam, we have compiled a list of most important topics from your readings. It should be made clear that this is not an exhaustive list of what you should know for the midterm (this would be: all the assigned readings, plus the information discussed in lectures), but is just meant to highlight topics that are particularly important.

From Foundations of Computer Graphics :

  • From Chapter 4 [Link] : The sections to emphasize are : Introduction, Section 4.1, 4.5, 4.6 (just intro), 4.7 (slightly different formalism than discussed in class; you might find the lecture notes simpler), 4.8.
  • From Chapter 8 [Link] : You’ve reviewed parts of this for the midterm; now would be a good time to review Sections 8.2 and 8.3.
  • From Chapter 11 [Link] : This is all good information. You may skip 11.1.1, 11.1.4 and 11.3.1.
  • From Chapter 13 [Link] : This is all very good information, although with substantially more detail than we discussed in class (the level of detail discussed in class will be adequate for your exam). You can skip Sections 13.2 and 13.3.
  • From Chapter 15 [Link] : Beginning of the chapter through Section 15.3.5 is very important. You can skip 15.3.6. Take just a quick look at 15.4. Section 15.5 is very important; 15.5.3 you can skip. Section 15.6.1 is included, up to page 369 “Geometric Intuition …”

From The Big Fun Graphics Book :

  • From Chapter 15 [Link] : All good material – you may skip Section 15.2.
  • From Chapter 16 [Link] : This is all useful and accessible (too bad the chapter is incomplete!)

From Real Time Rendering :

  • Chapter 6 [Link] is a fantastic reference for texturing, although it includes substantially more detail than we covered in class (or needed for your exam). You can skip Summed Area Tables (p. 167) and Anisotropic Filtering (p. 168), Section 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.4, 6.6., 6.7.4. Section 6.7.3 is great to know about, but you won’t be examined on it.

All the material included in Lecture Notes is highly relevant. Make sure to review those slides and/or supplementary documents.

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