Department of Creative Informatics

Realistic Image Synthesis, 2015


Lecturer: Toshiya Hachisuka (

This course covers photo-realistic image synthesis in computer graphics which is widely used in movies, TV commercials, and industrial design. You will learn basic topics on image synthesis (i.e., rendering) using ray tracing so that you obtain basic knowledge to understand the latest research in this area. The course consists of lectures and programming assignments, and you will develop your own ray tracing framework throughout the course. At the end of this course, you freely extend your ray tracer, write a short paper regarding those extensions, and compete with others in terms of technical achievements.

Late assignments can be submitted up to five days late and will be penalized 20 percent of the possible score per day. Assignments will not be accepted more than five days late.

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