Computer Science 110
The Art & Science of Computer Graphics

Mount Holyoke College
Spring 2010

Studio/Lab 5: Surprise!
Due: 4:00 PM, Friday, March 12, 2010

For this lab, we will be experimenting with new image and camera properties.

Please develop a new model that you will shoot using (at least) two camera settings. Try to generate an element of surprise when the viewer looks at your sequence of images. For example, you can choose a camera view that hides some of the complexity of your scene in the first image, which is then revealed in subsequent images. You might generate different views by changing the position, the center of interest, and angle. You should not change the scene between camera shots - only the camera settings.

Requirements and Guidelines

What To Submit

Submit your nicely-formatted and appropriately commented model file and the images it generates in a folder named with your last name and "Lab5". For example, I would submit a folder "TerescoLab5". When you have your model file and your generated images ready in that folder, you can drag it to the submit folder.

Also, upload your images to the wiki, and add a new section ("Surprise!") to your wiki page that includes the image and a brief description of your model (include both "artistic" information about what you're trying to model and technical information about how you convinced Mead to do it).


Your submitted model and image will be graded out of 20 points. Your grade will be based on how well the model meets the requirements, documentation, and presentation on your Wiki page. Documentation (comments) in your submitted Mead model should include your name and a brief description of the model at the top, and descriptions of sections of the model that might not be clear to someone trying to understand it.

Grading Breakdown

Using at least 2 camera views 4 points
New objects developed for this lab 3 points
Appropriate image size and quality settings 1 point
Element of surprise in sequence of views 4 points
Code organization and style 2 points
Model documentation 3 points
Image and model description on wiki page 3 points