# CS 285: SOLID MODELING

# Lecture #1 -- We, Jan. 23, 2002.

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## What Is CS 285 All About ?

**CS 285 in the curriculum**
**What you will learn**
**Teaching style, grading policy**
**Course organization**

## Modeling Taxonomy

**CAD, CAGD, Solid Modeling, Procedural Modeling ...**
**What is a solid ?**
**What do we mean by "modeling" ?**
**What types of modeling are we interested in ?**
**What should be modeled procedurally ?**
**What might we model in this course ?**
**How would you model a plastic spoon ?**

## The Design/Modeling/Prototyping Process

**The creative spark**
**Initial sketch or mock-up**
**Transformation into a CAD model**
**Implementation Concerns**
**Design Refinement**
**Rapid Prototyping**

## First Homework Assignment:

### A#1: Planning the Construction of a Solid Model

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