Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Seminar 'Advanced Methods in Computer Graphics' - SS 16


Course Topics

This seminar covers advanced topics in visual computing, including both seminal research papers as well as the latest research results. The main topic areas are image and video processing, rendering as well as fabrication.

Course Setup

Every participant has to present one of the papers in the list below. Additionally, you are required to read the paper that is presented in class beforehand and participate in a discussion during the seminar. An assistant will provide support when preparing the slides and in case technical questions arise.

Learning Objectives

The goal is to get an in-depth understanding of actual problems and research topics in the field of visual computing as well as improve presentations and critical analysis skills.


The "Visual Computing", "Introduction to Computer Graphics" and "Computer Vision I" courses are recommended, but not mandatory.



Presence is mandatory to pass the seminar. If a student cannot attend a seminar session, the reason (e.g. medical certificate) has to be given before the session and must be accepted by one of the organizers. More than three missed seminar sessions will cause the student to fail this class. The dates for the presentations can not be moved except there is someone willing to switch.


The presentation of the selected paper contributes 75% to the final grade. Additionally, the students are required to submit a short abstract of each paper before the class as well as to participate in the group discussions after the presentations. Both will be documented by the organizers and contributes 25% to the final grade.

Organization and Grading

Number 252-5704-00L
Lecturers M. Gross, O. Sorkine-Hornung
Assistants Dr. Martin Guay (, STD 4

Dr. Gaurav Chaurasia (gaurav.chaurasiaodisneyresearch),

Dr. Tunc Aydin (,
Location CAB G 52, Fridays 13:00-14:00



Date Topic Paper Student Supervisor
04-MarExample talks
11-MarNo session
18-MarNo session
25-MarNo session (holiday)
1-AprNo session (holiday)
8-AprImaging and VideoPalette-based Photo RecoloringSonia MenziYagiz Aksoy
Blind Video Temporal ConsistencyMauro BamertTunc Aydin
15-AprFabrication IComputational Design of Linkage-Based CharactersDaniel LuginbühlVittorio Megaro
Legolization: Optimizing LEGO DesignsMilan BombschRomain Prevost
22-AprNo sessionNo session
29-AprAnimation and ModelingSpace-time sketching of character animationJonas K.Martin Guay
SeconSkin: Sketch-Based Construction of Layered 3D ModelsChristoph MaurhoferAntoine Milliez
Metropolis Procedural Modeling Nicolas KickLoic Ciccone
6-MaiMaterialsInverse Volume Rendering with Material DictionariesTizian ZeltnerJan Novak
Pushing the Limits of 3D Color Printing: Error Diffusion with Translucent MaterialsNemanja BartolovicMarios Papas
A Model of Local Adaptation Starkov RastislavSteven Poulakos
13-MaiCaptureHigh quality capture of eyesIoana PandelePascal Berard
Real-time 3D Reconstruction at Scale using Voxel HashingJessica FalkGaurav Chaurasia