CS 432 - Interactive Computer Graphics

Winter 2021

Description: This is a projects-oriented class that introduces the concepts of interactive computer graphics.
Students will learn the details of the WebGL graphics system by implementing weekly programming assignments.

Topics covered by the programming assignments include

Prerequisites - CS 260 and (MATH 201 or MATH 261 or ENGR 231)

Location - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Time - Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 PM → 6:20 PM


Teaching Assistant


WebGL On-line Documentation
A WebGL Tutorial


Programming Assignments - 100%

I intend to use the standard grading scale of 100 → 90 (A), 89 → 80 (B), 79 → 70 (C), 69 → 60 (D), else (F).
Please also note that incompletes will not be given for this course.

Late Policy


Assignments due Fridays at 11:59 PM

Points will also be subtracted if you do not follow the submission instructions EXACTLY.

Each web page that includes user interaction must contain text that explains what it does and how to use its interface.
2 points will be subtracted from the assignment's grade if this is not included.

You may NOT make extensive use of the Angel example code (or any other programs found on the Internet) to complete your assignments.

For all assignments submit a zip file that contains a folder with your Drexel login ID and assignment number, for example ak876_a1.
All your files (source, common and data files and a README) should be inside this folder.
The main file to be viewed/executed should be named HW?.html, where '?' is the number of the assignment.
The TA should be able to unzip your homework file, open your directory and double-click your html file in order to run your programs.

The programming assignments must be submitted on the class Bb Learn site.

In order to facilitate grading, all homework programs should run in Firefox.

Assignment Schedule

Students must work on the assignments individually. Note: If the TA or instructor finds strong evidence of cheating on assignments, the student(s) involved will receive an "F" in the course, and a memo describing the cheating will be added to their record. Note: Your source code for all programming assignments will be run through a plagiarism detection system checking against assignments turned in this and previous terms. This program uses compiler techniques, which are invariant of syntax and style. If you are sharing/borrowing code with/from other classmates (from this or previous years), you will get caught.

Following department policy, each infraction will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

See CCI's Academic Integrity Policy for more information.

It is your responsibility to avoid violating the university's policy. If you are unclear as to what the policy means in a particular situation, ask the instructor for clarification before you hand anything in.

See the examples below for clarification of this policy.


The following are acceptable: These are NOT acceptable: The College of Computing and Informatics has a "2 Strikes You're Out" policy.
If you have two cheating infractions, you will be expelled from your CCI major.

Lectures Are Recorded

Class lectures will be live-streamed through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will also be recorded.
Recorded lectures can be accessed through the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link on the class Bb Learn page.
Click on the three horizontal lines on the upper left.
Then click on "Recordings" to access the lecture recordings.


Week 1 - 1/11/21

Week 2 - 1/18/21

Week 3 - 1/25/21

Week 4 - 2/1/21

Week 5 - 2/8/21

Week 6 - 2/15/21

Week 7 - 2/22/21

Week 8 - 3/1/21

Week 9 - 3/8/21

Week 10 (Exam Week) - 3/15/21

Last modified March 11, 2021.