SIGGRAPH 2011 presentations

May 15, 2011

For SIGGRAPH 2011 we will be presenting the volumetric methods course again, although with some exciting changes. We’ve split the course in two parts: Fundamentals and Systems, roughly corresponding to the first and second part of last year’s course. The first course will be a 1.5h session and the second course a half-day, which will […]

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Starting out

April 10, 2011

Having worked on the book and its renderer for a few months, it’s interesting to look back and see how the project has shaped itself. The majority of the work I’ve done so far has gone into the code base; my thought all along has been to write only about techniques that really work, and […]

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Book in the works

February 13, 2011

I’m happy to announce that I have a book on production volume rendering in the works. It will be published by AK Peters and it’s scheduled for this fall. When it comes to computer graphics books, I’ve always appreciated those that include a working implementation of the algorithms they describe. Matt Pharr and Greg Humphrey’s […]

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The Xpan Book

September 2, 2010

Matthew Joseph has compiled a book of photographs taken using Hasselblad’s wonderful (but sadly discontinued) Xpan camera. It’s called The Xpan Book, and I’m lucky enough to have had two pictures selected. The book can be purchased through Blurb, and all proceeds go to charity.

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Course notes available

July 25, 2010

We’ve finally finished the course notes for Volumetric Methods in Visual Effects. You can find the PDF here. Looking forward to the Wednesday presentation now.

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Volume Rendering Course – Siggraph 2010

April 19, 2010

I will be teaching a course on volume rendering for visual effects production at Siggraph 2010. Myself and Nafees Bin Zafar (of Dreamworks Animation) are organizing the course, and co-presenting are Jeff Clifford (Double Negative), Andrew Clinton (Side Effects Software Inc.), Devon Penney (PDI/DreamWorks) and Jerry Tessendorf (Rhythm & Hues Studios) Course details at:

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