Papers by Stefan Gronsky


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Anyone Can Cook -- Inside Ratatouille's Kitchen

Jun Han Cho, Athena Xenakis, Stefan Gronsky, Apurva Shah
July 2007

The passion for cooking and food are the central theme of Pixar's recent film - Ratatouille. This complex and multi-faceted problem posed many challenges that were solved using diverse computer graphics and production techniques. In this course we will comprehensively cover all aspects including modeling, dressing, shading, lighting and effects.

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Available as Siggraph 2007 Course Notes, Course Number 30


Fast, Soft Reflections Using Radiance Caches

Apurva Shah, Justin Ritter, Chris King, Stefan Gronsky
May 2007

In Pixar's Ratatouille a lot of scenes take place inside the kitchen where reflective surfaces like counter tops, stoves, pots and pans abound. Furthermore, these surfaces were often burnished or covered with dents, scratches or other displacements, which meant that the reflections were soft and fuzzy. Physically accurate reflections are most ... more

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Available as Pixar Technical Memo #07-04