CS 498SL
Fall 2017

CS 498: Virtual Reality

Course Calendar

Fall 2016 Video Recordings

Class # Date Lecture Topic Materials Assignments
Week 1
1 Aug 28 Course overview, defining VR, historical perspective LaValle, Ch 1

2 Aug 30 Bird's-eye view: VR hardware LaValle, Ch 2.1

Week 2

Sep 4 Labor Day

MP1 out
3 Sep 6 Bird's-eye view: VR software, Sensation and perception LaValle, Ch 2.2

Week 3
4 Sep 11 Projects overview ,Bird's-eye view: Sensation and perception LaValle, Ch 3.1, 3.2 MP 1 due, MP2 out
5 Sep 13 Geometric modeling, linear transformations, 2D rigid-body transformations LaValle, Sec 3.2, 3.3

Week 4
6 Sep 18 3D rotations, yaw, pitch, roll, quaternions, conversions LaValle, Ch 3.2,3.3 MP2.1 due
7 Sep 20 Quaternions, conversion, Local vs Global coordinate frames. Homogeneous transforms LaValle, Ch 3.2,3.3

Week 5
8 Sep 25 Intro. viewing transforms; Eye, canonical view, and viewport transforms. LaValle, Ch 3.4, 3.5

9 Sep 27 Light propagation and properties; Lenses, diopters LaValle, Ch 4.1,4.2 MP2 due
Week 6
10 Oct 2 Lenses, diopter; Real and virtual images; optical aberrations LaValle, Ch 4, Ch 5 Project proposal due; MP3 & MP4 out
11 Oct 4 Structure of human eye; cameras; photoreceptors LaValle, Ch 4, Ch 5

Week 7
12 Oct 9 Structure of human eye; photoreceptors; Visual pathway; Eye movements LaValle, Ch 4.4, 4.5, 5.1 MP3 due

Oct 10 Evening Exam 1 7:00pm-8:30pm A-L: TBD
M-Z: TBD
13 Oct 11 Visual pathway; eye movements; implications of physiology on VR; LaValle, Ch 5.1-5.3