Papers by Edwin Catmull

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The Reyes Rendering Architecture

Robert L. Cook, Loren Carpenter, Edwin Catmull
July 1987

An architecture is presented for fast high-quality rendering of complex images. All objects are reduced to common world-space geometric entities called micropolygons, and all of the shading and visibility calculations operate on these micropolygons. Each type of calculation is performed in a coordinate system that is ... more