Book in the works

February 13, 2011

in Visual Effects

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 Physically Based Rendering is a great example and one of my favorites. Including working code is a great start, but where Matt and Greg’s book really shines is that it shows how to build a complete and functioning system. For the same reason I plan on releasing an open source C++/Python library with all the code that I am using to generate the images and examples in the book.

The scope of the book will be roughly the same as the first section of the Siggraph course, but with in-depth explanations and implementations of each theory and technique used.

Over the coming months I’ll be posting examples and snippets for anyone who is interested in following the process.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rob Pieké February 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

Glad to hear the review process went well. I look forward to adding the result to my overflowing bookshelf!

2 Wook February 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Looking forward to it…
Make sure there’s a Kindle edition so I have room for it…


3 Chris February 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm

That’s wonderful news! Can’t wait to see the finished product, as well as the little bits and pieces leading up to it!


4 Amaan Akram February 27, 2011 at 3:12 am

Really looking forward to this book. Thanks very much.

5 matthew radford March 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

Lighting TD at hydraulx – just stumbled upon this site. I would LOVE to grab this book, I’m especially excited that you plan to release a library of the code! hope its all coming along swimmingly !

6 Philip Rideout March 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I am a huge fan of the SIGGRAPH course notes and I will be the first one to pre-order your book from amazon. 🙂

7 Drew Whitehouse April 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Also looking forward to this!

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