186.853 Modeling in Computer Graphics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the generation of 3D digital models and representations as a requirement for applying deep learning methods, and to analyze surface properties for running simulations. Reconstruction from images or sensors, simulations on surfaces, and procedural modeling: In this course, you will practice processing meshes with machine learning algorithms, run simulations, and generate entire cities procedurally.

Subject of course

Following topics will be treated in this course among others: Polygonal Meshes, Curves and Surfaces Representations and Properties, Reconstruction of 3D Models from Scans, Parametrization, Simulations on Surfaces, Procedural Modeling.

Teaching methods

Lectures, excercises and paper presentations.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours):

8 units of 1.5h each (approx. 12 hours)

Assignments (approx. 63 hours):
4 homework assignments with a load of approx. 51h
1 paper presentation with a load of approx. 12h

Course dates & timeline:
09.03.2021, 13:00-14:30 Introduction
16.03.2021, 13:00-14:30 Meshes, Assignment #1
23.03.2021, 13:00-14:30 Curves & Surfaces
13.04.2021, 13:00-14:30 Scan Pipeline, Assignment #2, Assignment #1 due
20.04.2021, 13:00-14:30 Applications 1
27.04.2021, 13:00-14:30 Applications 2, Assignment #3
11.05.2021, 13:00-14:30 Parametrization, Assignment #2 due
01.06.2021, 13:00-14:30 Procedural Modeling, Assignment #4
08.06.2021, 13:00-16:00 (depending) Paper presentations
22.06.2021 Assignments #3+#4 due

(Deadlines are always midnight)



Examination modalities

Homework and a presentation with a total workload of approx. 63 hours.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.02.2021 00:00 15.03.2021 00:00 15.03.2021 01:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 932 Visual Computing Mandatory elective
066 950 Didactic for Informatics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic programming and math skills recommended (MATLAB, Python and linear algebra, calculus, differential equations will be used). 

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses