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Graphics Programming
(dt. Grafikprogrammierung)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Intermediate module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben und mündliche Präsentation der Lösung von mindestens zwei der Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung oder Klausur
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course B.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme B.Sc. Informatik / Informatik Wahlpflichtmodule
One semester,
In der Regel jedes Wintersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Thorsten Thormählen


  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Representation and representation of 2D objects
  • Rasterization method
  • Polygon meshes
  • Object transformations
  • Cameras
  • Textures
  • Light and materials
  • Shadows and reflections

Qualification Goals

This modul teaches how to create interactive computer graphics applications. This includes the general concepts of computer graphics, which are independent of the programming environment, such as the mathematical description of 2D and 3D objects, lights and cameras, the representation of the 3D scene in a hierarchical scene graph, or a mathematical description of materials and their reflectance properties. By programming examples in a practice-oriented programming environment, the participants learn all the techniques necessary to independently implement their own computer graphics project in the future. To this end, also basics for creating graphical user interfaces are taught. In addition, the course aims at improving the overall ability of the participants to perform scientific work, to solve problems, and to communicate.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Modulen Objektorientierte Programmierung und Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • Dave Shreiner. OpenGL Programming Guide : The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, 2010;
  • Randi J. Rost, Bill Licea-Kane: OpenGL Shading Language, 2010;
  • Alan Watt. 3D Computer Graphics, Third Edition, 1999;
  • James D. Foley, Andries VanDam, Steven K. Feiner, John F. Hughes. Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice in C, Second Edition, 1995;

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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