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Wed, 05 May 2004
Requirements for P3
On or before 5pm, Monday May 10th, 2004: you should place
into your handin
directory (which is in
- A web page describing your project (that links to
Please put each of the discussions as a seperate web
page. Acrobat files
are fine for everything except for the top-level page.
- A zip file of the binaries of anything you built
- A zip file of the source code of anything you built
- Pictures of what you've done
- Summaries of the papers that you've read, including a
how the papers relate.
- A discussion of what you actually got accomplished, and
how hard it
was to do. What would you have done differently? What would
you do with
an extra 3 weeks? What did you learn?
- A discussion of how to make a CS777 project on the
suppose that I was going to assign a project on your topic
What should I assign? (be as specific as you can - pretend
making the web page assigning the project. this is good
you if you think you might be a professor someday)
For Tuesday's presentation (1:30pm in 2310) you should:
- Give an overview of the problem
- Give a summary of the papers that you've read
- Describe your project (what you've implemented)
- Show stuff off
You should put all presentation materials (movies (encode
with DiVX or
Microsoft MPEG-4), power point, binaries, ...) into your web
Both to download them to my laptop as well as to leave them
others to look at. They need to be there at 1pm on
You can bring your own laptop to give a
presentation/demo. You may also
use the computer in the 2310 podium, however, it is your
to make sure things work. (beware - its a pretty slow
they've upgraded it recently). Or you can use my laptop.
I will be available in my office at 1pm so that you can copy
to my laptop. You need to arrange to get the files on my
Sun, 02 May 2004
Final Project Demos and Class Schedule
By popular demand, we will be postponing final project demos until next week.
This gives you an extra week to work on stuff, so the results had better be
This week's class meetings:
Monday (may 3) - meet in 2310 for a brief "status review" of
Wednesday (may 5) - meet in 3331 for a "summary" class. we'll do
Friday (may 7) - no class - go to the picnic
The projects are still due on Monday, May 10th.
Project presentations will be on Tuesday, May 11th at 1:15 in
2310. Details forthcoming.
Mon, 26 Apr 2004
The last weeks of 777
As I mentioned in class, the last weeks of 777 will be focused on
projects, or at least on not giving you lots of other things to do so
you can focus on your projects. There are no more required class readings.
Monday - April 26th - project status updates (in 2310)
Wednesday - April 28th - crowd simulation - Mankyu Sung's prelim
Friday - April 30th - discussion of some topic.
The last week of class will be a mixture of presentations and
discussions of the topics that people did projects about.
Mon, 19 Apr 2004
All remaining Mondays in 2310
For all remaining weeks, we'll meet in 2310 on Mondays
4/19 - we'll discuss film
4/26 - we'll have a discussion of people's projects
5/3 - we'll have a "wrap up" discussion
Fri, 09 Apr 2004
Project 3 Proposals
Project 3 "Proposals" are due on Monday, April 12th.
The proposal is oral. You will meet with me (just me and your project
group) and tell me what you want to do, and we will work together to
begin to make a plan. We will schedule these meetings during class
time on Monday, April 12th.
Turning in P2
While the instructions are pretty explicit about what you need to turn
in for Project 2, they say little about when and where.
I am willing to be flexible as to exactly when you turn things in. I
would like everyone to give a demo to me, and I need you to turn in
your documentation, your report, and your source code. I will provide
you with a directory to put stuff in.
I am willing to give people a little more time to write up what
they've done, but I don't want to delay you starting on Project 3.
So: today (Friday, April 9) you will send me email detailing how much
you have done right now, when you'd like to turn things in, and who
you are working with. You should also give me some idea as to your
availability to give me a demo.
If you want to turn things in after Monday morning, you should be
warned that the standards will be a little higher. So, explain how
much more you'll have done, and we can decide if this is a good
idea. If you want to turn things in later than April 16th, you'll
either need a good excuse, or have to have a really amazing project.
Also: turning in things late does not let you delay starting project
Tue, 06 Apr 2004
Sun, 21 Mar 2004
For Monday 3/22, we'll meet in 2310
For Monday 3/29, we'll meet in 3331
For Monday 4/5 we won't meet
Thu, 18 Mar 2004
Has been posted. Click the link on the left.
Mon, 08 Mar 2004
Readings for after break
Are posted on the calendar. Note that the Witkin and Baraff notes
are HUGE (300 pages) - don't print them all! You will want to look
at more than just what you have to read, but probably not print them.
A Talk I Recommend
I will miss this talk, but you might want to see it...
The Science of Optics; the History of Art
University of Arizona
4pm, Thursday, March 11
Room 1800 Engineering Hall
This presentation has been positively received around the world in
universities and leading art museums. It is supposed to be very
interesting and accessible to scientists and artists and laypersons
alike. The subject is described at
www.optics.arizona.edu/ssd/colloq.html and in the attachment from Don
Reeder, chair of Physics.
The subject is the result of collaboration between this highly regarded
optical physicist and renowned artist David Hockney. They have revealed
that Renaissance artists were cleverly using optical instruments to
enhance the detail in their artwork. Previously, it was assumed that
these artists possessed exceptional visual talents that were superior to
those of modern artists. Now it is revealed that they were clever, but
in a different way, using what would have been "state of the art"
technology at the time, probably in a manner that wasn't even obvious to
subjects having their live portraits done. A fascinating part of this
story is the way in which the artist Hockney observed and intuited that
there was a pattern of something amiss in these paintings, and then
Falco lent his expertise to identify that the subtle signals were in
fact optical errors that could only be explained as precise replication
of aberration errors from optical devices such as mirror lenses.
Sun, 07 Mar 2004
Assignments and Projects
I have updated the calendar.
You will notice that there's an assignment about motion graphs -
basically, to have you read the papers and comment on them, due
shortly after break. Details are on the "Assignments" page.
You will also notice that there's a due date for Project 2
(physics). I will give you a project description at least 3
weeks before the project is due (that means the Friday during break).
The project will not be due less than 3 weeks from when i post it.
(I hope to have a preliminary version of the project description in
the next few days).
Sat, 06 Mar 2004
Will be at 9:30am on Monday in room 2310.
Class will "meet" in B240 at 2:30 to grade projects.
More test data...
in /afs/cs.wisc.edu/p/graphics/public/Data/Motion/class/stm, there are a bunch
of motions made from the snap-together motion system. these are motions that can
be concatenated together (modulo translation/rotation). there is a readme file explaining
how you can even read the graph file to determine what the trans/rot should be
Motions to Blend
Some motions to blend are in /p/graphics/public/Data/Motion/class
You can concatenate any motion. I'm working on finding a set of motions
that snap-together well (the output of the snap-together motion system).
Unfortunately, the people who know how to run the system weren't around
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