UE Einführung in die Computergraphik

 WS 2.0 h (3 ECTS), 186.832

 Michael Wimmer

 Bernhard Steiner


Date/Time Place
Vorbesprechung 01.10.2019, 16:00 - 17:00 EI9
Introduction course
01.10.2019, 17:00 - 18:00 EI9
Introduction course
02.10.2019, 16:00 - 18:00 EI10
Introduction course
04.10.2019, 16:00 - 18:00 EI10
Deadline submission 1 16.10.2019, 18:00
Deadline submission 2 06.11.2019, 18:00
Introduction course
07.11.2019, 13:00 - 15:00 EI10
Deadline submission 3 27.11.2019, 18:00
Submission talks
Tasks 1 - 3
02.12.2019 - 06.12.2019
Deadline submission 4 18.12.2019, 18:00
Deadline submission 5 15.01.2020, 18:00
Submission talks
Tasks 4 - 5
20.01.2020 - 24.01.2020

Open Lab

Tutors are available in the Vislab (Favoritenstraße 9-11, 5th floor) to answer questions and help with problems. Dates are coming soon. The usual date is Tuesday 16:00-17:00. The dates for WS2019/20 are:

8.10, 15.10., 29.10
5.11., 19.11., 26.11.
10.12., 17.12.
7.01., 14.01.

Please be there at the start of the session.

General Information


The goal of the lab course "Introduction to Computer Graphics" is to practice and deepen concepts from the "Introduction to Visual Computing" course.

In this course, a 3d mesh viewer will be developed using C++ and OpenGL in five programming assignments. This assigments include the following topics:

  • Graphics Programming using C++ and OpenGL
  • Mesh generation for analytic surfaces
  • Virtual cameras, projections, transformations
  • Illumination and shading
  • Texturing

In order to get started, several introduction lectures are given to teach basic C++ knowledge and OpenGL. More details about the assignments can be found in the TUWEL course.


During the semester five assignments have to be developed. After the third and fifth task a submission talk ("Abgabegespräch") will take place at the institute where the assignments will be graded. There are no dates with mandatory attendance except for the submission talks. The tasks can be developed at home or in the VisLab (Favoritenstraße 9-11, 5th floor). The minimal hardware requirements are an OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card (NVidia Geforce 400 series/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series or newer), Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2017 (the community edition can be downloaded for free).


Registration for this course is done by submitting the first assignment. To get access to the TUWEL course a registration to the TISS course is necessary. Everyone who submits the first programming assignment will get a grade.


All submission are done in the TUWEL course. Please follow the advices in the task descriptions. The submission dates are stated in the "Dates" section. All assigments have to be submitted until 18:00 at the date. Late submissions are not possible.


Each assignment consists of a number of regular tasks and some specialization tasks. With regular tasks, a total of 80 points can be achieved. In addition, up to 42 specialization points can be obtained. In order to pass the course at least 50 points on regular tasks are necessary. Spezialization points only count when this minimum requirement is reached and can be used to improve the grade. The submissions are graded in two submission talks ("Abgabegespräche") after assignment 3 and after assignment 5. Make sure that you can explain your code as well as the theory/algorithms behind it. Registration for the submission talks is done in TUWEL.

Grade Points
1 ("Sehr Gut") 88 - 122
2 ("Gut") 75 - 87
3 ("Befriedigend") 63 - 74
4 ("Genügend") 51 - 62
5 ("Nicht Genügend") 0 - 50


All important informations will be announced through TISS. Please make sure to subscribe to the lecture there. The TUWEL forum will be used for discussions and will be monitored by tutors. If you have questions or problems with the lab, this is the best place to ask. In case a problem cannot be solved there, you can also contact the LVA Team via ecg19@cg.tuwien.ac.at. Please note, that we can only respond to E-Mails sent from official student adresses.