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Hot Topics in Computer Graphics

During the last decades, computer graphics has become a widespread and sophisticated branch of computer science due to constant and high-quality research. In this seminar we will discuss up-to-date and seminal works which advance the state-of-the-art of the field of computer graphics. The topics are selected to be of scientific importance and at the same time to be comprehensible and understandable with basic knowledge of computer science and computer graphics.

Prior registration is required:
Please send an email with your name, course of studies (Studiengang), and registration ID (Matrikelnummer) to

Topics will be assigned at the first meeting, which takes place on 14th of October.
Prof. Holger Theisel, Tobias Günther, M.Sc.
Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00, G29-K059
WPF CV;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF CV;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
WPF CSE;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF IF;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF IF;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
WPF INGIF;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
WPF WIF;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF WIF;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
Basic knowledge in computer science, computer graphics, linear algebra and numerics.
Compulsory attendance and active collaboration and additionally:
- Bachelor: Oral topic presentation (20 minutes) (3CP)
- Diploma: Oral topic presentation (20 minutes) and a short topic summary (3-4 pages) for the seminar reader (4CP)
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Course Schedule

Datum Vortragende/r Thema
4.11. David L. Goal-based Caustics
11.11. Lisa Vector Field Based Shape Deformations
Fin Color Harmonization
Lena A Morphable Model for the Synthesis of 3D Faces
18.11. Minh Vuong Prediction of Individual Non-Linear Aging Trajectories of Faces
Lars Smooth and Efficient Zooming and Panning
Kilian Photo Tourism: Exploring Photo Collections in 3D
2.12. Lydia Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing
Mirko Diffusion Curves: A Vector Representation for Smooth-Shaded Images
David B. The UnMousePad – An Interpolating Multi-Touch Force-Sensing Input Pad
9.12. Konstantin Rolling the Dice: Multidimensional Visual Exploration using Scatterplot Matrix Navigation
André Automatic Generation of Tourist Maps
Fe Continuum Crowds
16.12. Tim Procedural Generation of Roads
Jakob Surface Simplification using Quadratic Error Metrics
Joshua Direct Visibility of Point Sets
13.1. Tino Teddy: A Sketching Interface for 3D Freeform Design
Lars-Christian Dual Photography
20.1. Thomas Upright Orientation of Man-Made Objects
Mareen Make it Stand: Balancing Shapes for 3D Fabrication
Philipp Depixeling Pixel Art
27.1. Adrian Global Illumination using Photon Maps
Alexander Fluorescent Immersion Range Scanning
Peter Interactive Procedural Street Modeling

Free Topics

Id Paper Title
1 Exchanging Faces in Images
2 Plushie: An Interactive Design System for Plush Toys
3 Opacity Optimization for 3D Line Fields
4 Digital Bas-Relief from 3D Scenes
5 Coded Exposure Photography: Motion Deblurring using Fluttered Shutter
6 Automated Generation of Interactive 3D Exploded View Diagrams
7 Effective Visualization of Short Routes
8 Approximating Free-Form Geometry with Height Fields for Manufacturing
Additional Materials