Physically Based Rendering: From Theory To Implementation

Other | September 28, 2004

byMatt Pharr, Matt Pharr, Greg Humphreys

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Physically Based Rendering, Second Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation.

A method known as literate programming combines human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education. Through the ideas and software in this book, you will learn to design and employ a full-featured rendering system for creating stunning imagery.

This new edition greatly refines its best-selling predecessor by streamlining all obsolete code as well as adding sections on parallel rendering and system design; animating transformations; multispectral rendering; realistic lens systems; blue noise and adaptive sampling patterns and reconstruction; measured BRDFs; and instant global illumination, as well as subsurface and multiple-scattering integrators.

These updates reflect the current state-of-the-art technology, and along with the lucid pairing of text and code, ensure the book's leading position as a reference text for those working with images, whether it is for film, video, photography, digital design, visualization, or gaming.

  • The book that won its authors a 2014 Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • New sections on subsurface scattering, Metropolis light transport, precomputed light transport, multispectral rendering, and much more
  • Includes a companion site complete with source code for the rendering system described in the book, with support for Windows, OS X, and Linux: visit www.pbrt.org
  • Code and text are tightly woven together through a unique indexing feature that lists each function, variable, and method on the page that they are first described

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Physically Based Rendering, Second Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation. A method known as literate programming combines human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehensi...

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Physically Based Rendering, 2ndEditiondescribes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation. A method - known as 'literate programming'- combines human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehensio...

Greg Humphreys is Director of Engineering at FanDuel, having previously worked on the Chrome graphics team at Google and the OptiX GPU raytracing engine at NVIDIA. Before that, he was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, where he conducted research in both high performance and physically based computer graphic...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1200 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 28, 2004Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123785804

ISBN - 13:9780123785800

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 01. INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 02. GEOMETRY AND TRANSFORMATIONS CHAPTER 03. SHAPES CHAPTER 04. PRIMITIVES AND INTERSECTION ACCELERATION CHAPTER 05. COLOR AND RADIOMETRY CHAPTER 06. CAMERA MODELS CHAPTER 07. SAMPLING AND RECONSTRUCTION CHAPTER 08. REFLECTION MODELS CHAPTER 09. MATERIALS CHAPTER 10. TEXTURE CHAPTER 11. VOLUME SCATTERING CHAPTER 12. LIGHT SOURCES CHAPTER 13. MONTE CARLO INTEGRATION I: BASIC CONCEPTS CHAPTER 14. MONTE CARLO INTEGRATION II: IMPROVING EFFICIENCY CHAPTER 15. LIGHT TRANSPORT I: SURFACE REFLECTION CHAPTER 16. LIGHT TRANSPORT II: VOLUME RENDERING CHAPTER 17. LIGHT TRANSPORT III: PRECOMPUTED LIGHT TRANSPORT CHAPTER 18. RETROSPECTIVE AND THE FUTURE APPENDIXES A Utilities B Scene Description Interface C Index of Fragments D Index of Classes and their Members E Index of Miscellaneous Identifiers