You will have access to the Graphics Instructional Lab, located in Sieg Hall, room 228. This lab contains several Windows 2000 workstations donated by Intel. These workstations have lots of RAM, powerful graphics cards and large monitors. For this class you are also welcome to use your own machines at home for class projects and code development. We will use standard libraries like FLTK and OpenGL that are free and easily available.
Please read the Lab guide for information about policies and rules related to the graphics lab.
Every student who is enrolled in the class will have card key access to 228 and accounts on the lab machines. If you do not have access you need to fill out a purple form (see your instructor). Non-essential files on these machines will be erased twice a week, so you should store essential data elsewhere. For more permanent storage there are two options:
- All students will have a folder in \\gfilesrv1\courses\cse576-03sp for data storage
- Large data files such as image sequences can be stored on CD. The newer (black) workstations are equipped with CDRW drives. You will need to buy your own CDR or CDRW disks (we would suggest CDRW which can be written two and erased from many times).
The workstation in the far left corner (the "media station") is devoted to capturing images and video. Please give first priority to people who need to use it for this purpose. In addition to the standard hardware and software, the media station is equipped with:
- Hardware for capturing DV format digital video. Actually, there are TWO machines with DV capture cards.
- A media card reader that can read Flash and PCMCIA cards. This is useful for downloading images from the camera to the computer. This can also be done via the USB port, but is a bit faster using the card reader.