Realistic Image Synthesis
Course, Summer Semester 2018
email: family name (email character) cs.uni-saarland.de
Arsène Pérard-Gayot (homepage)
Okan Tarhan Tursun (okan dot tursun at mpi-inf dot mpg dot org)
Pascal Grittmann (s9pagrit at stud dot uni-saarland dot de)
Time and Location
- Mondays 10h-12h
- Thursdays 10-12h
Location: HS 001, Building E1 3
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Lectures and assignments
- Type: Special Lecture
- Practical computer science
- 9 credit points
- Practical assignments
- Longer term projects
- Not a rendering competition as in CG1
- Assignments can be submitted by groups of up to 2 students.
The lecture is not bound to a specific book. The following list contains the most important books about image synthesis:
- Pharr, Humphreys, Physically Based Rendering : From Theory to Implementation, Morgan Kaufmann
- Shirley et al., Realistic Ray Tracing, 2. Ed., AK. Peters, 2003
- Jensen, Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping, AK. Peters, 2001
- Dutre, at al., Advanced Global Illumition, AK. Peters, 2003
- Glassner, Principles of Digital Image Synthesis, 2 volumes, Morgan Kaufman, 1995
- Cohen, Wallace, Radiosity and Realistic Image Synthesis, Academic Press, 1993
- Apodaca, Gritz, Advanced Renderman: Creating CGI for the Motion Pictures, Morgan Kaufmann, 1999
- Ebert, Musgrave, et al., Texturing and Modeling, 3. Ed., Morgan Kaufmann, 2003
- Reinhard, Ward, Pattanaik, Debevec, Heidrich, Myszkowski, High Dynamic
Range Imaging, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2nd edition, 2010.
- Myszkowski, Mantiuk, Krawczyk. High Dynamic Range Video. Synthesis
Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science. Morgan & Claypool
Publishers, San Rafael, USA, 2008.
Here is a list of other reference materials you can use, grouped by topic:
- Monte Carlo Integration: Eric Veach's thesis, chapter 02
- Path Sampling Techniques: Iliyan Georgiev's thesis
- Foundations of Realistic Rendering: Mathias M. Lang's thesis
- Direct Lighting: Shirley, Wang, Zimmerman, "Monte Carlo Techniques for Direct Lighting Calculations"
- Multiple Importance Sampling:
- Bidirectional Path Tracing: Eric Veach's thesis, chapters 10, 11
- Instant Radiosity:
- Light Cuts: Cornell University, "Lightcuts: A Scalable Approach to Illumination"
- High Dynamic Range Imaging: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rkm38/hdri_book.html