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Photo-Realistic Rendering - Recent Trends and Developments

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Abstract

Since the beginning of computer graphics, one of the primary goals has been to create convincingly realistic
images of three-dimensional environments that would be impossible to distinguish from photographs of the real
scene. The goal to create photo-realistic images has lead to the development of completely new software techniques
for dealing with the inherent geometric and optical complexity of real world scenes. This report gives an overview
of advanced algorithms for photo-realistic rendering and discusses recent trends and developments.