Summer Semester 2014


July 15th: Summary lecture. You can ask any questions in preparation for the exam.

July 2nd: The lecture is cancelled.

May 12, May 19: Lectures take place in room 021 (not in 024).

The dates for the exam have been announced. See below.

May 5: You need to form groups of three students for the practical assignments. Follow the following algorithm:
  • If you have already a group, send an email to Janick Martinez Esturo with the names of the members of your group.

  • If you do not have a group, come to the programming tutorial on Monday, May 5th. We will form groups then.
  • We will determine the interview slots for the practical assignments and let you know via email. Conflicts will be figured out on an individual basis.

April 25: Register with us until Friday, April 25, by sending an email to Janick Martinez Esturo. Please send the following informations: Name, Studiengang, Matrikelnummer, EMail.

April 17: The first assignment is online. It deals with GeoX and some first examples using this software framework.

April 16: The lecture will start on Wednesday, April 16.

This page will be updated during the semester.


Recent progress in Geometric Modeling has been stimulated by numerous applications in engineering and multimedia. The purpose of the course is to give an introduction to classical and modern mathematical techniques employed in Geometric Modeling and to demonstrate how these techniques are useful for the design and manufacture of engineering objects of high quality, entertainment and multimedia applications. The course will also serve as a starting point for those students who wish to use Geometric Modeling concepts and ideas in their own research. Topics to be covered include shape interpolation and approximation with piecewise polynomial curves and surfaces, mesh processing, and multiresolution modeling.

Course topics:



Schedule for the lectures and tutorials.


GeoX is our programing framework for the practical tutorials. The software is open source (GPL2).

Expected Work

The course is suitable for MS students. Familiarity with basic computer graphics (or motivation to learn this fast) is desirable. Assessment is based on weekly assignments and a written exam at the end of the semester.


To be admitted to the exam, you need to have

  • Turned in 100% of all homework assignments. Yes, you need to work on all assignments.
  • Received at least 50% of all homework points

Written Exam

  • Wednesday, July 23, 10:00 - 12:00, Location: HS002, E1.3

Written Re-Exam

  • Wednesday, October 8, 13:00 - 15:00, Location: HS002, E1.3


Main textbooks, on shelf in the CS-library ("Semesterapparat")

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