Realistic Image Synthesis, 2015
Lecturer: Toshiya Hachisuka (thachisuka_at_siggraph.org)
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.
- July 1st: Please be aware that participation to the rendering competition is mandatory. If you cannot make it for a valid reason, please let me know in advance.
- May 3rd: The deadline for the assignment 1 has been extended to May 11th 23:00.
- Time: Monday 13:00-14:45
- Location: I-REF, Hilobby
- We will use Slack for Q&A's in this course. Send me an email to get registered.
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.
- Attendance: 0 percent
- Assignment 0: 0 percent
- Assignment 1: 30 percent
- Assignment 2: 30 percent
- Assignment 3: 40 percent
Assignments (do not redistribute)
- Kevin Suffern, "Ray Tracing from the Ground Up", AK Peters, 2007 (Practice-oriented book on implementation of a basic ray tracing system)
- Matt Pharr and Greg Humphreys, "Physically Based Rendering, Second Edition: From Theory To Implementation", Morgan Kaufman, 2010 (Thorough description of a complete physically-based rendering system)
- Philip Dutre et al., "Advanced Global Illumination", 2nd edition, AK Peters, 2006 (Detailed survey on advanced light transport algorithms and theories)
- Andrew Glassner, "Principles of Digital Image Synthesis", Morgan Kaufmann, 1995 (Theory-oriented, comprehensive overview of image synthesis)
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