Project Elements: A computational entity-component-system in a scene-graph pythonic framework, for a neural, geometric computer graphics curriculum
Published in Eurographics 2023 - Education Papers , 2023
Recommended citation: Papagiannakis, G., Kamarianakis, M., Protopsaltis, A., Angelis, D., Zikas, P., "Project Elements: A computational entity-component-system in a scenegraph pythonic framework, for a neural, geometric computer graphics curriculum", in Eurographics 2023 - Education Papers (eds. Magana & Zara, A.), The Eurographics Association, doi:10.2312/eged.20231015, 2023 http://papagiannakis.github.io/files/P38-2023.pdf
We present the Elements project, a lightweight, open-source, computational science and computer graphics (CG) framework, tailored for educational needs, that offers, for the first time, the advantages of an Entity-Component-System (ECS) along with the rapid prototyping convenience of a Scenegraph-based pythonic framework. This novelty allows advances in the teaching of CG: from heterogeneous directed acyclic graphs and depth-first traversals, to animation, skinning, geometric algebra and shader-based components rendered via unique systems all the way to their representation as graph neural networks for 3D scientific visualization.
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