VU Computeranimation

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[IMPORTANT] Now we have a clear instruction from TU Wien . The lecture will not happen physically in the seminar room on Thursday. Instead, we will be recording the lectures and putting them on TUWEL. If you have any questions, you could email lecturers, or you can ask me (Hsiang-Yun) in person when the lectures resume. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please enroll in the TUWEL lecture to keep everything up to date. Since we do not receive any clear instructions about the coronavirus strategy from TU (until 16:48, March 10th), the introductory lecture will happen in the seminar room on Thursday.


Organization

Computeranimation VU consists of a lecture and an exercise part. The lectures are spread over the semester and take place in the Seminarraum 186, on the 5th floor in Favoritenstrasse 9-11. The lectures are frontal presentations describing computer animation concepts, closely following the computer animation textbook Computer Animation (Third Edition) by Rick Parent. The course will be held in English. There will be no standard exam at the end of the samester, this year we will schedule a small recapitulation written exam at the beginning of each lecture testing the knowledge gained from the previous lecture. The exercise part consists of an implementation of four computer animation techniques. On this page you can find all important information and dates concerning the course. Registration to the course should be done via the TISS interface.

The lectures will be recorded and uploaded to the TUWEL.

Schedule

Thursday
12.03.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Introduction to Computer Animation
Hsiang-Yun Wu
Thursday
19.03.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Interpolating Values
Hsiang-Yun Wu/Ivan Viola
Thursday
02.04.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Interpolation-Based Animation
Haichao Miao
Thursday
23.04.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Hierarchical Animation and Motion Capture
David Kouril
Thursday
30.04.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Physically-Based Animation
David Hahn/Ivan Viola
Thursday
7.05.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Fluid Animation
David Hahn/Ivan Viola
Thursday
14.05.2020
1100-1300
Zoom TUWEL
Q&A and Discussion
Hsiang-Yun Wu
Thursday
28.05.2020
1100-1300
Zoom TUWEL
Behavioral Animation
Manfred Klaffenböck
Thursday
4.06.2020
1100-1300
Zoom TUWEL
Human Animation
Hsiang-Yun Wu
Thursday
18.06.2020
1100-1300
TUWEL
Soft-Bodies Animation and Growth Animation
Peter Mindek
Thursday
25.06.2020
1100-1300
SEM186
Final Written Exam
Hsiang-Yun Wu

Lab

The Lab consists of four exercises covering basics of computer animation. Students will learn hierarchical modelling, interpolation, object manipulation and particle animation. Each of the exercises is mandatory. Please see the TUWEL course page for futher information.