Readings: path tracing

For next Thursday, we'll be reading the classic paper on the rendering equation and path tracing, as well as a very recent paper on hardware ray tracing:
  • James Kajiya. 1986. The rendering equation. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH, 143-150. Related site. Presented by Rob.
  • Steven G. Parker, James Bigler, Andreas Dietrich, Heiko Friedrich, Jared Hoberock, David Luebke, David McAllister, Morgan McGuire, Keith Morley, Austin Robison, and Martin Stich. 2010. OptiX: a general purpose ray tracing engine. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 papers, Article 66 , 13 pages. The OptiX project site includes examples which you can download and demonstrate. There is a movie of the talk for the paper here. Presented by Dale.