TDT4230 - Graphics and Visualization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 5/100
work 5/100
work 20/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Geometric models and their simplification. Modeling with parametric curves and surfaces. Geometry culling. Illumination models and ambient occlusion in 3D and in screen space. Texture mapping. Ray tracing. Animation techniques. Shadow generation. Visualization principles. Visualization algorithms. Virtual and augmented reality. Special topics.

For more information see also: as well as Blackboard.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate will acquire knowledge of more advanced graphics and visualization principles and algorithms.

Skills: The candidate will enhance his/her skills in graphics and visualization programming through practical assignments.

General competence: The candidate will gain in-depth understanding of more advanced principles and algorithms in computer graphics and visualization, will realise the potential use of the above and possess the basis for performing research or pursuing commercial applications in the field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Lectures and examination will be held in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. The exam will be digital.

Further on evaluation

In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Required previous knowledge

Course materials

To be announced at start of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8052 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 5/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 5/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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