TDT4230 - Graphics and Visualization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 50/100
School exam 50/100 3 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

The course involves up to 2 assignments in graphics or visualization and a final project, that jointly count for 50% of the grade. A written examination makes up the other 50%. The final result is A-F.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

If a student decides to retake the course for grade improvement or if the student failed the course, then they have to redo both parts of the course.

Course materials

To be announced at start of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8052 7.5

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 50/100 D 2024-05-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 24
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 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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