My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.

Started by Will, November 19, 2007, 06:32:50 am

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Will

Hey everyone, I just spent a week down at MIT doing their SPLASH program and took a class on making your own raytracer, and all I can say is looking at something like terragen I have new respect for Matt and Jo (and Oyshan if he codes) that stuff gets complicated real fast.
The world is round... so you have to use spherical projection.

rcallicotte

After getting the one book Oshyan recommended, it was easy to see where Matt's talents lie and I was happy to lay aside my ambitions to get too much information.   ;D
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?


rcallicotte

"Texturing & Modeling - A Procedural Approach" by David S. Ebert and others.

Matt's name is even mentioned in the book.
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?

Will

The world is round... so you have to use spherical projection.

Oshyan

I'm not a coder unfortunately. I've got my fingers in most everything else though. ;)

- Oshyan

rcallicotte

I"m a coder, but I am not a Matt-kind-of-coder.   ;D
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?