Courses & Research on Computer Graphics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Graphics Seminar Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 graphics seminar will be held Wednesdays at 4pm in room 3401 Siebel Center. The graphics seminar is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to gather to discuss recent developments in computer graphics. Often a student will present a recent paper to the group or a visitor is invited to speak about recent work. This is also a good opportunity to meet others interested in graphics research and to discover and join any of a variety of currently active projects.


CS 418 Interactive Computer Graphics enrollment expanded

Due to popular demand, the Spring 2014 CS 418 Interactive Computer Graphics class has again expanded its enrollment, now to 200 seats. Get 'em while their hot.


Paper: Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia), 30(6), 2011.

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.


Paper: Snaxels on a Plane

Proc. Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, Aug. 2011

While many algorithms exist for tracing various contours for illustrating a meshed object, few algorithms organize these contours into region-bounding closed loops. Tracing closed-loop boundaries on a mesh can be problematic due to switchbacks caused by subtle surface variation, and the organization of these regions into a planar map can lead to many small region components due to imprecision and noise.


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