Master-Seminar - Recent Highlights in Computer Graphics and Visualization (IN2107)

Prof. Dr. Westermann

Time, Place: First meeting: To be announced - ONLINE
Begin: The talks will be announced
Details: Only online recordings until on-campus lectures possible again
Prerequisites: Computer Graphics or Visualization, Proseminar
Registration: Please register via the matching system


In this course, students will autonomously investigate recent research from the SIGGRAPH and IEEE VIS conference - the most renowned journals and conferences in the computer graphics and data visualization areas. Independent investigation for further reading, as well as a critical analysis and evaluation of the topic are required. Finally, the attendants have to present their results in a talk which should last 40-45 minutes. Talks will be given in English. Supplementary, a short written workout (approximately 4-6 pages) should be prepared.


Florian Alkofer

SparseLeap: Efficient Empty Space Skipping for Large-Scale Volume Rendering

Alexander Thole

The Real-time Volumetric Cloudscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Christoph Neuhauser

Interactive Reconstruction of Monte Carlo Image Sequences using a Recurrent Denoising Autoencoder 

Moritz Kohr

The Real-time Volumetric Cloudscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Erik Franz

Screen-Space Normal Distribution Function Caching for Consistent Multi-Resolution Rendering of Large Particle Data 

Konstantin Gomm

Water Surface Wavelets

Phillip Hohenester

Lighting Grid Hierarchy for Self-illuminating Explosions

Muhammad Inshal Uddin

NVIDIA RTX ray tracing technology

Andreas Leitner  

Globe Browsing: Contextualized Spatio‐Temporal Planetary Surface Visualization

Daniel Hook

Artistic Style Transfer for Videos

Robert Brand

Efficient Rendering of Layered Materials using an Atomic Decomposition with Statistical Operators 

Preliminary Schedule

To be done.

Access to Material

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