CSE168/CSE274: Rendering Algorithms |

Henrik Wann Jensen

Office hours: Tuesdays 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Kun Huang: | Friday 9am-11am | CSE B240A | email: kuh004-at-eng.ucsd.edu |

Shanmukha Kuchibhotla: | Friday 4pm-6pm | CSE B275 | email: s1kuchib-at-ucsd.edu |

Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-3:20pm, CSB04

Peter Shirley et al., "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics", 2nd or later edition, AK Peters 2005 [Errata]

*Useful book on geometry, ray intersections, transformations etc.*

Philip Schneider and David Eberly, "Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics",
Morgan Kaufmann 2002

*More advanced text on global illumination and photon mapping*

Henrik Wann Jensen, "Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping,
AK Peters, 2001

*Slightly dated, but still a very comprehensive overview of image synthesis*

Andrew Glassner, "Principles of digital image synthesis", Morgan Kaufmann, 1995

Free PDF version of this book.

This course covers algorithms for computer graphics rendering of photorealistic images. We will cover the ray tracing algorithm, shading models, acceleration structures, and global illumination algorithms. There will be a number of assignments focusing on implementing a ray tracer capable of rendering realistic images of fairly complex scenes.

The ray tracing algorithm, camera models, geometry intersection, geometry tessellation, acceleration structures, shading models, texturing, bump mapping, sampling and filtering, and advanced topics such as Monte Carlo ray tracing.

This is class is for 4 units.

The programming assignments use the Miro base code (compiles on Mac, linux, and windows with visual studio 2015, Miro for visual studio 2013. You may need these files if you compile miro on windows. You need OpenGL and GLUT to compile Miro. To download the base code, you will need to use the UCSD Proxy Server, or one of the ACS managed PCs.

Assignment 0

Assignment 1 (CSE168)

Assignment 1 (CSE274)

Assignment 2 (CSE274)

Assignment 3

Models for the assignments

sphere.objbunny.zip (contains bunny.obj)

bunny_smooth.zip (contains bunny_smooth.obj with normals)

teapot.obj

cornell_box.obj

sponza.zip (contains sponza.obj)

Ray Tracing News

Ray Tracing Document (raytrace.pdf)

Date |
Topic |
Reading |
Slides |

Week 1 |
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March 29 | Topics Overview, Introduction to Ray Tracing |
Chapter 2,5,6,7 (should be known material), Section 10.1, 10.2 | slides |

March 31 | Introduction to Miro and How to Render spheres | Section 10.3, 10.4 | slides |

Week 2 |
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April 5 | Intersection algorithms 2 |
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April 7 | Shading |
slides | |

Week 3 |
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April 12 | Assignment 1 + Texturing | slides | |

April 14 | Procedural texturing | slides | |

Week 4 |
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April 19 | Acceleration Structures 1 | slides | |

April 21 | Acceleration Structures 2 | BVH paper | slides |

Week 5 |
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April 26 | Acceleration Structures 3 | Surface area heuristic | slides |

April 28 | Monte Carlo Ray Tracing 1 | slides | |

Week 6 |
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May 3 | Monte Carlo Ray Tracing 2 | Chapter on Sampling | slides |

May 5 | Midterm (date may change) | 2010 midterm | |

Week 7 |
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May 10 | Photon Mapping 1 | Chapter on Global Illumination | slides |

May 12 | Photon Mapping and Irradiance Caching | slides 1 | slides 2 |

Week 8 |
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May 17 | Progressive Photon Mapping | slides | |

May 19 | Tone Mapping | night slides | slides |

Week 9 |
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May 24 | Advanced Geometry | slides | |

May 26 | Non Photorealistic Rendering | slides | |

Week 10 |
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May 31 | Sampling | slides | |

June 2 | Final project presentations |

Last update: June, 2016