Multiresolution Radiosity Caching for Efficient Preview and Final Quality Global Illumination in Movies|
Per H. Christensen, George Harker, Jonathan Shade, Brenden Schubert, Dana Batali
We present a multiresolution radiosity caching method that allows global illumination to be computed efficiently in a single pass in complex CG movie production scenes.
For distribution ray tracing in production scenes, the bottleneck is
the time spent evaluating complex shaders at the ray hit points. We
speed up this shader ... more
Ray Tracing for the Movie 'Cars'|
Per H. Christensen, Julian Fong, David M. Laur, Dana Batali
This paper describes how we extended Pixar's RenderMan renderer with ray tracing abilities. In order to ray trace highly complex scenes we use multiresolution geometry and texture caches, and use ray differentials to determine the appropriate resolution. With this method we are able to efficiently ray trace scenes with much more geometry and ... more
Available in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing 2006, pages 1-6. IEEE 2006
An Irradiance Atlas for Global Illumination in Complex Production Scenes|
Per H. Christensen, Dana Batali
We introduce a tiled 3D MIP map representation of global illumination data. The representation is an adaptive sparse octree with a "brick" at each octree node; each brick consists of 8 cubed voxels with sparse irradiance values. The representation is designed to enable efficient caching. Combined with ... more
Published as pp. 133-141 in the Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2004, Eurographics/ACM, June 2004.
Ray Differentials and Multiresolution Geometry Caching for Distribution Ray
Tracing in Complex Scenes|
Per H. Christensen, David M. Laur, Julian Fong, Wayne L. Wooten, Dana Batali
When rendering only directly visible objects, ray tracing a few levels of specular reflection from large, low curvatures surfaces, and ray tracing shadows from point-like light sources, the accessed geometry is coherent and a geometry cache performs well. But in many other cases, ... more
Published as pp. pp. 543-552 in Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics 2003 Conference Proceedings), Blackwell Publishers, September 2003.
RenderMan, Theory and Practice|
Dana Batali, Byron Bashforth, Chris Bernardi, Per H. Christensen, David Laur, Christophe Hery, Guido Quaroni, Erin Tomson, Thomas Jordan, Wayne Wooten
Siggraph 2003 course notes.