


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
MaxPlanckInstitut 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 


