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Fachpraktikum "Practical Course Visual Computing"
Semester: SS 2015
Prüfer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Ertl
Betreuer: Dipl.-Inf. Hansjörg Schmauder
Dipl.-Inf. Dominik Herr



We prolonged the deadline for the fourth assignment. Your SVN access to the fourth assignment will be closed on Monday morning, June 22nd. In the meantime, you can already work on your project proposals.


The fourth assignemt is online and will be discussed in three weeks. The deadline for the third assignment was extended by one day and is due the latest by Friday, May 29th.


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 2nd.


The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 21st. The third assignment is available and you should have received an e-mail with the links to the raw data.


The kick-off slides are available for download.

Important: If you decide that you cannot participate in the course, for formal reasons, you have to deregister in order not to fail the course. For that, please visit Ms. Ulrike Ritzmann in her office in the computer science building, room 2.459. You cannot deregister by writing her an e-mail. The latest date you can deregister is May 8th 2015.

2015-04-15 The first kick-off meeting will take place on Thursday, April 16th in the VISUS computer pool, Allmandring 19, room 00.033, at 9:45 AM.


Begin End Description
2015-04-16 2015-04-30 Hello Cube!
2015-04-30 2015-05-14 Picking and Deferred Shading
2015-05-14 2015-05-28 Volume Rendering
2015-05-28 2015-06-21 Surface Visualization
2015-06-18 2015-07-23 Self-assigned project


This course teaches students the basics of programming interactive 3D graphics applications. Students will gain experience in implementing hardware-accelerated visualization techniques and user interface programming. Participation in this course is recommended in preparation for future theses work on computer graphics and visualization. The course will be conducted in English and is targeted at students of MSc Computer Science, MSc Softwaretechnik, and MSc Informatik. The number of participants is limited to 10.


In this course, the OGL4Core framework is used to ease developing applications with OpenGL. Please download it from the linked page.


  1. OpenGL Programming Guide, 8th edition (OpenGL 4.3). Dave Shreiner, Graham Sellers, John M. Kessenich, Bill M. Licea-Kane. Addison-Wesley, 2013
  2. OpenGL Reference Manual, 4th Edition
  3. Tutorials for Modern OpenGL (from
  4. Tutorials for Modern OpenGL (from
  5. An Introduction to Ray Tracing, Andrew S. Glassner, Academic Press, 1989, Raytracing
  6. Computer Graphics – Principle and Practice, 2nd edition. Foley, van Dam, Feiner, Huges, Addison-Wesley, 1990, Computer Graphics
  7. OpenGL SuperBible, 6th edition (OpenGL 4.3). Graham Sellers, Richard Wright, Nicholas Haemel. Addison-Wesley, 2013.
  8. Nate Robin's OpenGL Tutors
  9. Version Control with SVN (Subversion manual, German)

Additional Material

Will be added when the course starts.

Termine: Donnerstag, 9:45 - 11:15 Uhr in VISUS, 00.033

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