Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Photorealistic Image Synthesis - special event of MCQMC 2012 Conference

Speaker: 

Alexander Keller

Affiliation: 

NVIDIA Research

Date: 

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue: 

CATS Theatre G02, The Law Building

Abstract: 

This tutorial surveys the state of the art in quasi-Monte Carlo rendering algorithms as used for image
synthesis in the movie industry and product design.

The synthesis of photorealistic images comprises the simulation of light transport, which consists in identifying all light transport paths that connect the cameras and the light sources and summing up their contributions. The tutorial explains how to generate transport paths using quasi-Monte Carlo points, and presents deterministic parallel algorithms for image synthesis.

The tutorial is self-contained, provides many references for further study and research, and points out open problems. Techniques like high performance ray tracing, the high speed generation of (t, s)-sequences, parallel quasi-Monte Carlo integration, or treating weak singularities in a robust way have many applications outside computer graphics, too.

**This tutorial is a special event of the MCQMC 2012 Conference. It is free and is open to all UNSW staff and students. Please enrol before February 9, 2012 by sending an email to mcqmc2012@unsw.edu.au with the subject heading: ”MCQMC 2012 GRAPHICS TUTORIAL”.

See the Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Photorealistic Image Synthesis poster.

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