The age of beauty

Some final results of my computer graphics project. I implemented a graphics rasterizer, which is the implementation one would follow if you wanted hardware-accelerated graphics on today’s GPU’s, which have pipelines dedicated to vertex transformations.

The other option was a raytracer, which is not (yet) suitable for real-time applications due to calculation complexity.

Implemented in Java from scratch, I’ll drop the source code online soon.

raytrace_torus

2 light sources, diffuse (gouraud) shading, phong (interpolated), 5000ish polygons.

With bump mapping. Thanks a lot to this Nvidia Developer’s Zone paper about Perlin Noise.

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