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Ryse: Son Of Rome : ALL THE PIXELS

Being in the graphics research business, I’m still a sucker for a good-looking, show-off game, so I bought Ryse: Son Of Rome on PC. It was a launch title for the Xbox One, and was one of the first game in which Crytek went full-on Physically Based Rendering. There are …

Head Render

Sparse Voxel Octree Ray Casting: Texture update

After working on the Out Of Core SVO Builder for the last few months (Paper, Github), I did some hacking on my Voxel Raycaster and voxel pipeline so it now supports sampling voxel colors from textures, which allows for some nice rendering. The details: Simple C++ CPU implementation of Voxel Raycasting. …

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Real-time Suggestive Contour Rendering

Realized I hadn’t posted this video yet: a couple of months ago, I took a break from the voxels and octrees to redo my Suggestive Contours GPU implementation. My shader-based approach combines the advantages of an object-space method in an image-based approach: It works for high-polycount models Real-time control over …

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Out-Of-Core Sparse Voxel Octree Building: Skipping empty space

I’m currently rewriting my Sparse Voxel Octree builder (and the preceding voxelization pipeline) for a paper I’m writing and hoping to submit to the HPG (High Performance Graphics) conference. The goal is to have a total out-of-core pipeline to go from polygon mesh to an annotated SVO. Annotated, as in: …

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Sparse Voxel Octree Raycasting: December Progress

After a short venture into suggestive contours, I’m back on my voxel raycaster. I’ve been implementing multiple light sources and phong lighting, as well as drasticly improving the way models are loaded – this allows for even bigger voxel sets to be used. Limiting factor is now my voxelizer itself, …

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Rendering bigger voxel sets

Just a quick piccie: thanks to optimizations in my out-of-core octree building algorithm, I can now render  even bigger voxel fields (1024^3), which is about 107 million voxels. Reading in the data is the slowest part, the actual building of the octree is blazingly fast (< 500 ms), since the …

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Compiling the WDAS BRDF Explorer

After quite a struggle, I managed to compile the Walt Disney Animation Studios BRDF Explorer (released during SIGGRAPH) myself. Only to find out that a binary has been available for 2 days. I’ll post some quick info on it anyway, for those interested in compiling (future versions) themselves. Thanks go …

Importance Sampling Techniques for Path Tracing in Participating Media

Eurographics Symposium on Rendering: Day 3

On the third and last day of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR 2012) in Paris, the 29th of june, some attendees turned up with a fuzzy head – I guess most of the German guests had to drown their loss in the EK semi-finals with a lot of wine As …