We've topped 100 students signing up for CS418 Interactive Computer Graphics, so we've moved the class back to 1404 Siebel Center, added discussion sessions and TA's to accommodate the increase. If you unsuccessfully tried to enroll for 418 before, try again as it should be open now.
The Spring 2012 introductory graphics course CS 418 Interactive Computer Graphics has moved to a larger room, 1310 DCL, to accomodate its increased enrollments. Enrollments have been growing steadily over the past several years and the spring course currently has over 70 students registered with many more trying to add the course.
CS 418 will continue to be offered every semester, including next year.
For more information or if you need to add the course and cannot, please contact the instructor, Prof. John C. Hart at email@example.com.
We propose a method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements. With a single image and a small amount of annotation, our method creates a physical model of the scene that is suitable for realistically rendering synthetic objects with diffuse, specular, and even glowing materials while accounting for lighting interactions between the objects and the scene.
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