Image Synthesis Techniques(CS348b)

Image Credits: Cherry Pie: Luke Anderson, Kate Swanson, Nora Willett; French Bread: Alexis Haraux; Citrus Marmalade: Sonny Chan, Phaedon Sinis.


This course provides a broad overview of the theory and practice of making photo-realistic imagery. Rendering is treated as a problem in modeling and simulating the physics of light and appearance.


Every student is required to make 2 comments per lecture on the slides used in the course. Consult tips for commenting for hints on how to make good comments.

Time and Place
Time: Tue/Thu 1:30 - 2:50
Room: McCullough 122

Pat Hanrahan
hanrahan [at] cs [dot] stanford [dot] edu
Gates 370
Office hours: Mon 4:00-5:00 pm

Your TA:
Michael Mara
mmara [at] stanford [dot] edu
Office hours:
Mon and Fri 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Bytes Cafe
Mar 29
Mar 31
Apr 5
Apr 7
Apr 12
Apr 14
Apr 19
Apr 21
Apr 26
Apr 28
No Lecture
May 3
May 5
May 10
May 12
May 17
May 19
May 24
May 26
May 31
Assignments and Final Project
due Apr 7 Assignment 1: Studio lighting Submit
due Apr 21 Assignment 2: Sphere Tracing Distance Estimators
due May 5 Assignment 3: Realistic Camera Simulation Submit
due May 19 Assignment 4: Sampling Efficiency Submit
due May 19 Final Project Proposal Submit
due Jun 6 Final Project Submit

We will be using Piazza for discussions. The CS 348B Spring 2016 Piazza page is located here.


Special thanks to Kayvon Fatahalian for the template for the course website.