Multithreading for Visual Effects

Martin Watt, Erwin Coumans, George ElKoura, Ronald Henderson, Manuel Kraemer, Jeff Lait, James Reinders

Abstract:

In this book, developers from the visual effects industry, including George ElKoura and Manuel Kraemer from Pixar, provide practical advice on multithreading techniques used in popular visual effects software. Concrete examples show how multithreading paradigms are applied to achieve high performance computation for visual effects in the challenging world of production environments, and how problem often encountered in visual effects are addressed.