SYLLABUS: ATEC 4730:: RenderMan Fall Semester 2005 Location: HRA 1.

102 PC lab Instructor: Jenny Macy Email: jenmacy@yahoo.com [please email me if you have any questions as you work or problems of will be late or absent from class] Office Hours: Monday’s after class 9:45 –on… or by appointment Class Time: M 7-9:45pm *** The assignments and lectures are subject to change per instructor discression. Course Description: An introduction to RenderMan RSL. Students will learn RSL and write their own shaders, implement them into SLIM and render them with PRman using MTOR and the command line render. They will also gain necessary experience to interpret physical materials and light and translate them into efficient code segments that can render photorealistic scenes. We will also touch on volumetrics, NPR, OpenGL, and other advanced uses of renderMan. Course Objectives/Ouctomes: +to become an efficient shader writer +to increase 3D graphic troubleshooting +to develop an “eye” for material properties +to learn and use 3D terminology successfully +to work together as a class/team to produce beautiful images! Outline of Class Work: Aug 22:: Introductions and Syllabus Review What is RenderMan? An overview of. Basic RIB file overview Basic SL overview How to compile and render .sl files Intro to RmanNotes and function graphing Intro to SL and syntax “one liners”.. assign HW 1. Patterns and Shapes Writing SL functions Header Files and management Dissecting a physical surface, what does this mean to a shader writer? Assignment 1 critique Assign HW2 LABOR DAY.. NO CLASS

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more on header files Intro to SLIM SLIM templates Critique assign 2 Assign HW3 intro to Irregular Patterns Noise, Turbulence, etc. Critique assign 3 HW4 assigned Advanced irregular patterns Celnoise, bombing, Worley Critique assign 4 Assign HW5 SLIM/MTOR Critique assign5 animating attributes MTOR SLIM intro to Displacement Critique assign 6 Assign HW7 Nonlinear Displacement intro to Illumination Models Types, illumination loops. Variables. Assign HW8 Hetero Illumination Critique HW8 Assign HW9 SLIM development Critique HW9 Go over Final assignment Non-photorealistic rendering Open GL Final Proposals Due work in class Movies J

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FINAL EXAM: Dec 5 Final Projects due, in class critique. ASSIGNMENTS 1. graph functions on graph paper render the one-liners and describe what you see create 6 of your own one-liners, render and post your results 2.Regular pattern generation: using Header Files 3.Regular Pattern generation: SLIM templates 4.Irregular Pattern Generation 5.Bombing/Worley 6.MTOR – animated parameters 7.Displacement Shader 8.Advanced shader, combined displacement and color 9.Illumination Model 10 [final] you will propose your own final project in week 14. This project is meant for you to further develop one area of interest that we touched on during class. You proposal is due to me in writing via Email on Nov 21. 11. ongoing assignment: fruit/vegetable shader development and render students will get a piece of fruit or vegetable and develop a procedural texture, displacement shader, and illumination model, translate the .sl into SLIM tcl, and render a turntable with shadows using Maya and MTOR.. this assignment will develop as learning shading develops over the class. It will be graded on the final images as well as the progress from start to finish. GRADING POLICY/ATTENDANCE: Assignments 1-9 combined are worth 80% Assignment 10 and 11 are each worth 20% You are responsible for all material discussed during class, If you miss the lectures, it may be reflected in your work, however, your grade will not be affected simply for not attending. Please be respectful of your peers that choose to come to class! Dishonesty/plagiarism or any other form of misconduct will NOT be tolerated. Any student that performs academic dishonesty will result in automatic failure. Please be advised that you must document your references when you post your work online. If you are sharing code, you must also credit who you received the initial code/ideas from.

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