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Author Kurachi, Noriko.

Title The Magic of Computer Graphics : Rendering
Published Baton Rouge : CRC Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (428 pages)
Contents Front Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Section I. Geometry-Based Approaches -- Chapter 1. Introduction to Photorealistic Rendering -- Chapter 2. Global Illumination -- Chapter 3. Volume Rendering and Participating Media -- Chapter 4. Subsurface Scattering -- Section II. Image-Based Approaches -- Chapter 5. Image-Based Rendering -- Chapter 6. High Dynamic Range Imaging -- Chapter 7. Image-Based Lighting -- Section III. Coalescence of Geometry-Based and Image-Based Approaches -- Chapter 8. Reconstruction of eflectance -- Chapter 9. Bidirectional Texture Function -- Chapter 10. Radiance Transfer -- Bibliography -- Color Insert -- Back Cover
Summary Computer graphics is a vast field that is becoming larger every day. It is impossible to cover every topic of interest, even within a specialization such as CG rendering. For many years, Noriko Kurachi has reported on the latest developments for Japanese readers in her monthly column for CG World. Being something of a pioneer herself, she selected topics that represented original and promising new directions for research. Many of these novel ideas are the topics covered in The Magic of Computer Graphics. Starting from the basic behavior of light, the first section of the book introduces the most useful techniques for global and local illumination using geometric descriptions of an environment. The second section goes on to describe image-based techniques that rely on captured data to do their magic. In the final section, the author looks at the synthesis of these two complementary approaches and what they mean for the future of computer graphics
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Subject Rendering (Computer graphics)
Rendering (Computer graphics)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1439873577