This summer I taught CS 148, the introduction to computer graphics course at Stanford. This was the first time I taught the class and, despite being incredibly time consuming, I really enjoyed it. I created all my own slides and new projects for the course.
The final project was to combine a path traced object with a real photograph—creating a “special effects” style image. I thought this was quite successful. The winning image was created by Zhan Fam Quek:
This was created using a path tracer written by the students, using a HDR environment map and HDR background image captured by the students.