Fall 2020

Computer Graphics

Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-321

Formerly listed as: COSC-32

Moodle site: Course


John E. Rager (Section 01)


This course will explore the algorithms used to create “realistic” three-dimensional computer images. Major topics will include object representations (polygons, curved surfaces, functional models), rendering algorithms (perspective transformations, hidden-surface removal, reflectance and illumination, shadows, texturing), and implementation techniques (scan conversion, ray tracing, radiosity). Students will create images using Pixar's Renderman.

This course will be fully accessible online and may also make use of in-person meetings.

Requisite: COSC 112 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester.  Professor Rager.

If Overenrolled: Priority to majors


Online Only


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2020