CS 348b

Computer Graphics: Image Synthesis Techniques

Pat Hanrahan


Lecture Schedule

All lecture slides will be placed online the night before class. Please try to do the readings in advance.

Note: these lecture slides were not designed to be self-explanatory. I write on the slides and add a great deal of material during class.

Mar 28 The Goals of Rendering
Mar 30 Ray Tracing I: Basic Algorithm, Ray-Surface Intersection
Apr 4 Ray Tracing II: Acceleration Techniques
Apr 6 The Light Field
Apr 11 Lights and Lighting, Illumination
Apr 13 Camera and Film
Apr 18 Sampling and Reconstruction, Aliasing and Antialiasing
Apr 20 Statistical Sampling
Apr 25 Reflection Models I: BRDFs, Ideal Specular and Diffuse
Apr 27 Reflection Models II: Glossy
May 2 Texture
May 4 The Rendering Equation
May 9 Monte Carlo Methods I: Probability, Sampling and Variance Reduction
May 11 Monte Carlo Methods II: Sampling Paths
May 16 Monte Carlo Methods III: Irradiance Caching and Photon Maps
May 18 Radiosity I: Form Factors, Solvers
May 23 Radiosity II: Meshing and Hierarchical Techniques
May 30 Volume Rendering




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