Lecture: Rendering: Materials and Images


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Tue. 21.4.2009
  • Dates: Tue. 11 (s.t.) - 13, N328
  • Course number: MA-INF 2204
  • Curriculum: Master , Diploma (Graduate)
  • Diploma Area: B



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

 Hinweis: Diplomstudenten können sich über diese Vorlesung zusammen mit "Digitale Geometrische Modelle" prüfen lassen.



  • Henrik Wann Jensen: Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping AK Peters, 2001
  • Philip Dutré, Philippe Bekaert and Kavita Bala: Advanced GlobalIllumination AK Peters, 2003
  • Peter Shirley and R. Keith Morley: Realistic Ray Tracing - Second Edition AK Peters, 2003


Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Raytracing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 95 KB)
  • Geruest.zip  (ZIP archive, 38 KB)

    The workspace has been configured to be directly compiled on the computers in the CG computer pool using Windows and Visual Studio 2008 (x64 platform).

Exercise 2: Pathtracing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 80 KB)
Exercise 3: Photon Mapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 70 KB)
Exercise 4: Precomputed Radiance Transfer
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 106 KB)
Exercise 5: Push-Pull
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 1.0 MB)

Additional Documents