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Table of contents

  1. Overview
  2. Logistics
  3. Staffs and Office Hours
    1. Getting Help
    2. Prerequisites
  4. Grading
    1. Final Artifact
    2. Turn-in and Late Policy
  5. Resources


The class covers the following topics: Displays, Image processing, Affine transformations, Hierarchical modeling, Projections, Shading, Ray tracing, Texture mapping, Curves, Particle systems, Surfaces, and Animation.


After the first lecture (in CSE2 G01), the class will NOT meet on Tuesdays – instead, use the class time to watch the assigned Cartoons for that week. Thursdays will be live Q&A sessions in CSE2 G01.

Staffs and Office Hours

NameEmailOffice Hours
Steve Seitzseitz@csQ&A during class on Thursdays
Yueqian Zhangyueqianz@csM 1:30-2:30pm (Zoom, see Canvas)
W 1:30-2:30pm (Zoom, see Canvas)
Ludvig Liljenbergludvil@csM 1:00-2:00pm (CSE2 374)
T 1:00-2:00pm (CSE2 150)
Ash Lutyaluty02@csW 10:30-11:30am (Zoom, see Canvas)
Th 1:00-2:00pm (CSE2 121)
Andy Danforthadanfo@csW 2:30-3:30pm (Zoom, see Canvas)
F 2:30-3:30pm (Zoom, see Canvas)
Evan Zhaohzhao5@csT 3:00-4:00pm (CSE2 121)
Th 3:30-4:30pm (CSE2 150)

Getting Help

  • Use the class discussion board. Chances are other people will have the same questions you do.
  • For help on projects or written homeworks, talk to the TAs or the instructor during their office hours.


  • Data structures at the level of CSE 332
  • Linear algebra (Math 308 recommended)
  • Some mathematical sophistication
  • No prior knowledge of graphics is assumed.


The breakdown is subject to change as a whole and adjustments on a per-student basis in exceptional cases. This is the general breakdown we’ll be using (not yet final for 23sp):

Final Artifact15%
Participation (weekly questionnaires)5%

Projects and homeworks will be done individually. There are no exams.

Final Artifact

There is a final artifact due at the end of the quarter. The artifact can be an animation or a game. The artifact will be done in groups. More info coming soon.

Turn-in and Late Policy

Written homework assignments and projects are due at 11:00pm on the specified due date. Late assignments are marked down at a rate of 25% per day (not per lecture), meaning that if you fail to turn in an assignment on time it is worth 75% for the first 24 hours after the deadline, 50% for the next 24 hours, 25% for the next 24 hours, and then it is worth nothing after that. Exceptions will be given only in extreme circumstances with prior instructor approval.


Use your UW account to access the optional textbook for free.