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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: Will on November 19, 2007, 06:32:50 am

Title: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: Will on November 19, 2007, 06:32:50 am
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.
Title: Re: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: rcallicotte on November 19, 2007, 12:46:19 pm
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
Title: Re: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: Tangled-Universe on November 21, 2007, 03:46:11 pm
Which book do you mean?
Title: Re: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: rcallicotte on November 21, 2007, 04:07:49 pm
"Texturing & Modeling - A Procedural Approach" by David S. Ebert and others.

Matt's name is even mentioned in the book.
Title: Re: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: Will on November 21, 2007, 05:16:25 pm
Thats pretty cool
Title: Re: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: Oshyan on November 21, 2007, 05:57:08 pm
I'm not a coder unfortunately. I've got my fingers in most everything else though. ;)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: My new found respect for programing a ray tracer.
Post by: rcallicotte on November 21, 2007, 08:10:42 pm
I"m a coder, but I am not a Matt-kind-of-coder.   ;D