Konversatorium on Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:30

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:30
Seminar room 193-2 (Favoritenstraße 9, Stiege 1, 5th floor)


Marwan Abdellah (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL)
45 + 15
Ivan Viola

Accelerating Ray Tracing using FPGAs (DAAV)

Alexander Reznicek (Inst. 193-02 CG)
10 + 10
Michael Wimmer

Ray tracing is nowadays one of the most important techniques to render images based on
a three-dimensional scene at a high quality level. It allows the tracing of rays in a physically
based manner, which in turn increases the photo-realism of the renderings. Photorealistic
rendering techniques that are based on ray tracing, such as path tracing [8],
generally provide a much simpler implementation than other rendering techniques, such
as those based on rasterization. For example, for rendering a mirror, a rasterizer has to
render the image from the perspective of the mirror in order to generate a texture of the
mirror surface before actually rendering the scene. In contrast to that, photo-realistic
ray-tracing techniques are inherently capable of rendering such eects without additional
implementation eort.