Advanced Image Synthesis

  • SWS: 2V + 2Ü   - 6 ECTS
  • prerequisites: Computer Graphics
  • first lecture: 19.04.2011

Lecturer

Holger Dammertz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Lensch

 

 

 

Advanced Image Synthesis

  • SWS: 2V + 2Ü   - 6 ECTS
  • prerequisites: Computer Graphics
  • first lecture: 19.04.2011

Content

This is an advanced course on photo realistic image synthesis. The course will cover the theory of global illumination computations and will give an introduction to Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo methods as one way of solving the rendering equation. In addition, we will discuss surface appearance models, and their representation based on spherical harmonics or wavelets, leading to other photorealistic rendering techniques such as precomputed radiance transfer methods.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Monte Carlo Integration and Simulation
  • Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods
  • Path Tracing and Bidirectional Path Tracing
  • Metropolis Sampling
  • Photon Mapping
  • Hierarchical Radiosity
  • Appearance Modeling
  • Spherical Harmonics and Wavelets
  • Precomputed Radiance Transfer (PRT)
  • Texture Synthesis

Students should subscribe to the official mailing list:

  imgsynth11@lists.uni-ulm.de

News

  • First lecture 19.04.2011

Criteria

  • Weekly exercises
    • earning more than 80% of the exercise points will add a bonus of 0.3 on you final grade
    • exercises must be presented in exercise meetings
    • groups of maximally 2 students are allowed
  • Oral exam

Exercise Groups

  • Mi 10-12, Room O27/2203
ExercisesDateSlidesExercisesSource
19.04.11exercise01

coRT

26.04.11Monte Carlo Iexercise02tools
03.05.11MonteCarlo II
exercise03coRT_PT
10.04.11QMCexercise04
17.04.11exercise05
24.04.11exercise06
01.06.11Importanceexercise07
07.06.11BDPT, Photon
14.06.11MetropolisProjects
21.06.11SH-Wavelets

28.06.11

PRT

 

05.07.11RealtimeGI
12.07.11REYES
Test ScenesSceneDescription
interior09900k trinangles
horror40k trinagles, many lightsources + difficult paths
tools for blender import export: toolbox

 

 

Lecturer

Holger Dammertz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Lensch

 

 

 

Teaching Assistants

Manuel Finckh

 

Lecture Dates

Room and Time:

Di 8:30-10, room 027/3211

First Lecture:

19.04.2011

Exercise meetings:

Mi 10-12, room O27/2203

Content

This is an advanced course on photo realistic image synthesis. The course will cover the theory of global illumination computations and will give an introduction to Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo methods as one way of solving the rendering equation. In addition, we will discuss surface appearance models, and their representation based on spherical harmonics or wavelets, leading to other photorealistic rendering techniques such as precomputed radiance transfer methods.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Monte Carlo Integration and Simulation
  • Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods
  • Path Tracing and Bidirectional Path Tracing
  • Metropolis Sampling
  • Photon Mapping
  • Hierarchical Radiosity
  • Appearance Modeling
  • Spherical Harmonics and Wavelets
  • Precomputed Radiance Transfer (PRT)
  • Texture Synthesis

Students should subscribe to the official mailing list:

  imgsynth11@lists.uni-ulm.de

Teaching Assistants

Manuel Finckh

 

News

  • First lecture 19.04.2011

Lecture Dates

Room and Time:

Di 8:30-10, room 027/3211

First Lecture:

19.04.2011

Exercise meetings:

Mi 10-12, room O27/2203

Criteria

  • Weekly exercises
    • earning more than 80% of the exercise points will add a bonus of 0.3 on you final grade
    • exercises must be presented in exercise meetings
    • groups of maximally 2 students are allowed
  • Oral exam

Exercise Groups

  • Mi 10-12, Room O27/2203
ExercisesDateSlidesExercisesSource
19.04.11exercise01

coRT

26.04.11Monte Carlo Iexercise02tools
03.05.11MonteCarlo II
exercise03coRT_PT
10.04.11QMCexercise04
17.04.11exercise05
24.04.11exercise06
01.06.11Importanceexercise07
07.06.11BDPT, Photon
14.06.11MetropolisProjects
21.06.11SH-Wavelets

28.06.11

PRT

 

05.07.11RealtimeGI
12.07.11REYES
Test ScenesSceneDescription
interior09900k trinangles
horror40k trinagles, many lightsources + difficult paths
tools for blender import export: toolbox