Module Identifier CS32310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Mark Ratcliffe  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Horst Holstein, Dr Yonghuai Liu  
Pre-Requisite CS32110  
Course delivery Lecture   22 lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   (Up to) 4 seminars / tutorials  
  Practical   (Up to) 4 x 2 hr sessions  
Assessment Supplementary examination   Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy    
  Exam   2 Hours   100%  
Further details  

Brief description

This module will provide students with the understanding and skills to implement the techniques involved in producing graphical systems as found in virtual reality systems and computer games.


The module, building upon prior learning obtained through study of module CS32110, will specifically address skills and techniques of relevance to the implementation of interactive multimedia systems.

The module will address

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:


  1. Introduction - 3 Lectures

  2. An overall introduction to the module and a description of typical interactive multimedia systems. A presentation of a representative selection of typical existing systems and their charcteristics.

  1. System Development Platforms - 3 Lectures

  2. Typical development platforms and their facilities.

  1. Modelling of Objects - 3 Lectures

  2. The modelling of objects within modern interactive multimedia systems.

  1. Object Interaction - 6 Lectures

  2. The issues associated with the movement of objects within interactive multimedia systems and in particular, interactions between such objects. Object collision and its detection and the computational complexity of handling such issues.

  1. Artificial Intelligence Techniques - 7 Lectures

  2. The application and role of Artificial Intelligence techniques as applied to interactive multimedia systems.

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
Clark Dodsworth Jr.. (1998) Digital Illusion: Entertaining the future with high technology. Addison-Wesley ISBN 0-201-84780-9
** Consult For Futher Information
J.D. Foley, A. van Dam, S.K. Feiner, J.F. Hughes, and R.L. Phillips. (1993) Introduction to Computer Graphics. Addison-Wesley 0201609215
A. Watt. (1989) Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics. Addison-Wesley 0201154420