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CAD: It can be defined as the use of computersystems to assist in the creation, modification, y e , ,analysis or optimisation of a designCAM: It can be defined as the use of computersystems to plan, manage and control the y p , goperations of a manufacturing plant throughdirect or indirect compputer interface with the pplants production resour rces
A CIM architecture is an information systemsstructure that enables industrial enterprises sintegrate information and business processes It daccomplishes this first by establishing the directionintegration will take; and second, by defining theinterfaces between the us sers and the providers ofthis integration function function.
Impact of ComputerI t fC t rs Moore’s L M ’ Law Power of a CPU doubles e every 18 months / 2 years
Impact of Video GamI t f Vid G mes Number of transistors on GP doubles each 6 months PU Three times Moore’s Law Col. Col Steve Austin Worldwide revenues Retro flashback???$7 Billion Man $5.6 Billion Man 6 Lee Majors
Impact of Video GamI t f Vid G mes But… But Video game sales is rough same as Hollywood box hly office Americans bought $20.2 bbillion in VCRs and DVDs in 2006 Total revenues to movie st tudios is 5 times total video game revenues
Future of ConsolesF t fC l 33 million PS2s (in 2002) 3.9 million Xboxes (in 2002 2) MSFT still losing lots of $$ p console per Predicted 200 million PDA/ /Cell game players in 2005 Do you believe it? y
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The B iTh Basics Computer graphics: genera ating 2D images of a 3D world represented in a comp puter. Main tasks: modeling: (shape) creating an representing the geometry nd of objects in the 3D world rendering: (light, perspective) generating 2D images of the objects animation: (movement) describing how objects change in time
Why St d CWh Study Comput G ter t Graphics? hi ? Graphics I like to see what I’m doing I like to show people what I’m doing Im Graphics is interesting Involves simulation, AI, algorit s, architecture… o es s u at o , , a go t thms, a c tectu e I’ll never get an Oscar for m acting my But maybe I’ll get one for my C special effects CG Graphics is fun