2: Advanced Global Illumination



Sunday, Half Day
8:30 am – 12:15 pm
River Room 001

The fundamentals of light transport and techniques for computing the global distribution of light in a scene. This course explains basic radiometric quantities, establishes a general framework for stochastic light transport algorithms, and touches on some image display issues.

Prerequisites
A basic understanding of classic photorealistic rendering algorithms such as basic ray tracing and radiosity is assumed. Knowledge of probability theory is very helpful. Some familiarity with transport equations and radiometry is useful, but not necessary.

Topics
Short overview of basic ray tracing and radiosity; radiometry and the rendering equation; material properties for computer graphics; general strategies for solving the rendering equation; stochastic radiosity techniques; current state of the art in photorealistic rendering research.

Organizers
Philip Dutré
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Kavita Bala
Cornell University


Lecturers
Kavita Bala
Cornell University

Philippe Bekaert
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

Philip Dutré
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Schedule

8:30 Introduction
Dutré
8:35 Radiometry & the Rendering Equation
Bala
9:15 General Strategies for Solving the Rendering Equation
Dutré
10:15 Break
10:30 Stochastic Radiosity
Bekaert
11:35 Recent Trends
Bala
12:05 Summary Statement
Dutré




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