Computer-Aided Geometric Design


Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) is a branch of computational geometry that studies methods and algorithms for the mathematical description of shape. 3D models are central in many applied fields from animation film and TV to more practical areas such as engineering, architecture and medical image processing.


This lecture is a comprehensive introduction to the techniques needed to produce 3D models. The aim is to give a theoretical understanding of these techniques together with programming expertise required to implement them.


The course is held fully online. Lecture slides and accompanying videos will be provided via the teaching centre and/or local webservers. Each student will be provided with a Gitlab account to receive and submit assignments and exam. The students need to check email for updates and additional information. Communication will take place via Webex and/or discord. The last two tools are helpful, but not compulsory. Working camera, microphone and speakers are helpful, but not required to participate in this course. Students may use newsgroup ( the discuss poblems between each other.


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  • Curves and Surfaces for CAGD: a practical guide, by Gerald E. Farin
  • Translated: Kurven und Flächen im Computer Aided Geometric Design. Eine praktische Einführung, von Gerald E. Farin
  • Handbook of Computer Aided Geometric Design, by Gerald E. Farin, Josef Hoschek


For questions concerning this course in 2020/2021, please send an email to 

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Ursula Augsdörfer
Assoc.Prof. M.Sc. PhD
+43 316 873 - 5414
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