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Advanced Global Illumination
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Publisher A K Peters Ltd
Publication date July 1, 2003
Pages 400
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781568811772
ISBN-10 1568811772
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
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Original list price $48.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This book provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of global illumination algorithms. It discusses a broad class of algorithms for realistic image synthesis and introduces a theoretical basis for the algorithms presented. Topics include: - Physics of light transport - Monte Carlo methods - General strategies for solving the rendering equation - Stochastic path-tracing algorithms such as ray tracing and light tracing - Stochastic radiosity including photon density estimation and hierarchical Monte Carlo radiosity - Hybrid algorithms: weighted multi-pass, bi-directional path tracing, Metropolis light transport, irradiance caching, photon mapping and instant radiosity - Beyond the rendering equation: participating media, sub-surface scattering and more - Image display and human perception - Fast global illumination: render caching, interactive ray tracing, ... - Unresolved issues in photorealistic rendering - A class library for global illumination If you want to design and implement a global illumination rendering system or need to use and modify an existing system for your specific purpose, this book will give you the tools and the understanding to do so.

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With Peter Shirley (other contributor) | 2 edition from A K Peters Ltd (September 25, 2006)
9781568813073 | details & prices | 366 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $94.95
About: This book provides a fundamental understanding of global illumination algorithms.
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9781568811772 | details & prices | 400 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $48.00
About: This book provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of global illumination algorithms.

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