Lecture: Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics I


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: 13. April 2021, online
  • Dates: Tue. 12:15 - 13:45 and Thu. 12:15 - 13:45 via Zoom (meeting details available in eCampus)
  • Course number: MA-INF 2209
  • Curriculum: Master
  • Effort: 4.0 SWS
  • Exams: TBA



This lecture discusses advanced rendering techniques that aim at highly realistic images. Particular emphasis lies on high quality depictions of materials.

In detail the topics of this lecture are:

  • Foundations of radio- and photometry
  • Models for the description of optical material properties and light sources
  • Transport-, volume visualization- and rendering equation
  • Algorithms and techniques for the solution of the volume visualization and rendering equation
  • Algorithms and techniques of image based rendering
  • Models for the description of optical material properties and light sources
  • Methods and algorithms for the acquisition of optical material properties
  • Digital Photography


    MINATION, Skript TU Wien, 1999/2000 (available on eCampus)
  • Matt Phar and Greg Humphreys: Physically Based Rendering: From The-
    ory To Implementation Morgan Kaufmann, 2018, Third Edition, freely
    available under www.pbr-book.org/3ed-2018/contents.html
  • Henrik Wann Jensen: Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping AK Peters, 2001
  • Philip Dutré, Philippe Bekaert and Kavita Bala: Advanced Global Illumination AK Peters, 2003
  • Peter Shirley and R. Keith Morley: Realistic Ray Tracing - Second Edition AK Peters, 2003

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Assignment Sheets

Exercise R00: Introduction to CUDA
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 157 KB)
Exercise R01: Radiometry and Tonemapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 1.8 MB)
Exercise R02: OptiX Raycasting
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 204 KB)
Exercise R03: Whitted Raytracing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 509 KB)
Exercise R04: Radiosity
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 3.3 MB)
Exercise R05: BRDF Models
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 842 KB)
Exercise R06: Monte-Carlo-Integration
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 1.9 MB)
Exercise R07: Multiple-Importance-Sampling
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 2.4 MB)
Exercise R08: Photon-Mapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 856 KB)
Exercise R09: Volumetric-Rendering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 2.7 MB)
Exercise R10: SGGX Refraction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 94 KB)