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Geometric Modeling

Geometric Modeling – Summer Semester 2010


Lecturer: Michael Wand

Teaching Assistants: Alexander Berner, Martin Bokeloh, Jens Kerber, Ruxandra Lasowski, Martin Sunkel, Art Tevs

Email addresses are available through the links on the homepages.


The certificates for the lecture can be picked in the secretaries office (E1 4, room 202) from now on.

Time and Location:


  • Tue, 14-16h
  • Thur, 14-16h
  • Building E1 4, Room 021

Exercise Course:

  • Fri, 10-12h
  • Fri, 12-14h
  • Building E1 4, Room 023

Final Exam:

  • Wed, July 21st, 16-18h
  • Building E1 3, Lecture Hall 002


  • Wed, October 13th, 14-16h
  • Building E1 3, Lecture Hall 001

Additional Comments:

  • In case you registered for the final exam and cannot take part in it (e.g. a collision with another exam), please let us know this at least one week in advance.
  • If you could not take part in the final exam and fail the re-exam, we will offer an oral examination as a second chance to pass the lecture.
  • If you pass either the final exam or the re-exam, then you will not have the oral examination as an additional opportunity.

Exam Rules


Topics of the lecture:

List of topics:

  • Mathematical background for geometric modeling
  • Modeling Techniques:
    • Splines, curves and surfaces
    • Bezier splines, B-Splines, NURBS, implicits functions
  • Geometry Processing:
    • Processing of 3D scanner data
    • Registration, reconstruction, data fitting
  • Practical Skills: Programming assignments & tutorials


Formal requirements:


  • Please send an e-mail to Jens Kerber to confirm your participation until April 29th 2010
  • The e-mail should include your full name, your student ID and your main subject (CS, Bio-Inf, VisComp)
  • In addition you will have to register yourself in the HISPOS system in order to sign up for the exam
  • More information will be given in the first lecture

Passing the lecture:

  • There will be theoretical and practical exercises.
  • You need to participate in all exercises and obtain at least 50% of the total exercise scores.
  • You will have to pass a written final exam or a written reexam.
  • You can take either the final or the reexam or both. Final grade is the better of the up to two outcomes.
  • If you achieve more than 50% of the score in the exercises you will obtain a bonus score for the exam.




Some slides are password protected out of formal reasons, a public version is provided that is mostly identical to the classroom version.

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Assingment sheets:



GeoX Framework:

  • You can download the sources here.
  • An introduction to the GeoX framework can be found here.
  • Additional hints for the compilation under Unix/Linux are given here.
  • Please note that the software is open source (GPL2)


Questions & Feedback:
  • If you have any questions about the lecture: mail to Michael Wand.
    • Office hours: In principle, you can drop by any time; to make sure that I am around and have time for you, drop me a short email for an appointment, if possible.
  • If you have any questions about the current assignments, please mail to the responsible teaching assistant (indicated for each assignment sheet above). We are not able to give advice on how to solve the problems, only on questions of factual understanding.


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