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12. Introduction to SIGGRAPH and Computer Graphics

Full-Day, Sunday, 31 July, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Room 515A
Level: Beginning

Course 12 is open to Exhibits Plus, Conference Select, and Full Conference attendees. All other Courses require Full Conference registration.

You're in the convention center. Now what? This course eases newcomers into the SIGGRAPH experience. It begins with a guide to making the most of attending SIGGRAPH 2005, then provides a complete summary, using slides and demos, of how graphics works and some key applications. An annotated bibliography is included in the notes.


Basic understanding of computers and algebra.

Intended Audience

Newcomers to SIGGRAPH and computer graphics who want to learn some of the field's basic terms and concepts and receive some guidance on how to get the most out of attending SIGGRAPH 2005.


Mike Bailey
Oregon State University


Andrew Glassner
Coyote Wind Studios


8:30 - Welcome and Overview
- How to attend a SIGGRAPH
- How to Understand What They are Saying in the Vendor Show


10 Break
10:15 - Modeling
- Rendering


12:15 Lunch
1:45 - Rendering (continued)
- Animation


3:15 Break
3:30 - Scientific and Data Visualization
- Virtual Reality
- Finding additional information


5 Questions and General Discussion

Bailey and Glassner