At SIGGRAPH 2013, we will be presenting some of the volumetric work that was done for Oz: The Great and Powerful. We will show an practical approximation of multiple scattering for path tracing, as well as various other developments that make GI volume rendering possible. Hope to see you there.
Click through for the abstract of the talk entitled Oz: The Great and Volumetric.
The source code for PVR is now available on GitHub. Head on over to http://pvrbook.github.com/pvr/ to clone or fork.
At the moment the build system only works for OS X, but Linux support should be coming in the next few weeks.
It’s taken a long time, but the book is finally in the last production stages: proof reading, typesetting and printing (!).
The release is planned for August, but there will be some previews and sneak peeks coming up before then: Next week I will be uploading the source code to GitHub for anyone who may be interested in an advance look (check out http://pvrbook.github.com/pvr/ for updates). And towards the end of July we will make one or two sample chapters available for download.
Last of all – a big shoutout and thanks to Vincent Serritella for designing the cover!
It was brought to my attention that the PDF file for Production Volume Rendering 1 had some bad fonts which cause Adobe Reader to hang when viewing certain pages. A version that fixes the issue has been uploaded to the course page.
The course notes for the second course are being uploaded – head over to the course page to download them. There’s lots of interesting new material this year.
If you’re at SIGGRAPH, the presentation is at 2pm, West Building, Rooms 211-214. See you there!