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### How correct is rendering in XYZ / linear RGB space?

I have a spectral power distribution (SPD, 5 nm steps) for all light sources in the scene and SPDs for the reflectance of all surfaces under any light / viewer angle in question. I'm going to ...
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### Ray tracing implicit surfaces using Sturm's theorem

I am trying to render implicit surfaces given by a polynomial equation $F(x,y,z) = 0$ using Sturm's theorem. Plugging the parametric ray equation $r(t) = o + td$, where $o\in\mathbb{R}^3$ is the ray ...
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### Visualize the interpolated unit quaternion on the surface of the unit sphere

My major is mechanical, please forgive me for asking questions that may seem trivial to you. First, I'm reading the following paper: Dam, Erik B., Martin Koch, and Martin Lillholm. Quaternions, ...
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### Pre-filtered environment map, deriving the equation

I'm reading through this article, and more specifically I'm trying to derive the equation that would explain the implementation the following shader (still in the same article): ...
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### Making surface with common parametrization from bunch of other surfaces

I have bunch of surfaces, like in these two images: Currently to make single surface with common parametrization I sample points uniformly from all source surfaces, and fit single NURBS surface from ...
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### Procedural Generation of 4D Shapes

I'm curious if anyone has any insight into how one might procedurally generate 4D objects, as showcased in Miegakure (or the developer's other game, 4D Toys ). I built a program a while back to do ...
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### NURBS Weights De Boor's Algorithm

I am having trouble implementing an algorithm for 3rd degree NURBS. I have been able to program 2nd degree ones from the equations described here but I am not able to derive an equation for Rational B-...
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### How can you avoid thin triangles in a parametric shape in a smart way?

I have created a closed 3D mesh using a parametric function. The shape is constructed by taking an arbitrary closed b-spline and scaling it based on one of the parameters (similar idea to a parametric ...
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### How to match Blenders polynomial lens distortion model with GLSL?

I'm trying to re-implement Blenders (libmv) polynomial lens distortion model using shadertoy, in order to apply the lens distortion in another application ideally by generating a STMap for that. I ...
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### Barycentric coordinates for 5-sided polytope of two triangles and three trapezoids

I have a triangle that is extended in space and each edge is refracted differently, creating a 5 sided polytope. The initial and final triangles are the view radii segments of a frustum. We need to ...
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### What is a good algorithm, and framework, to calculate centres of gravity or mass (cog)?

I'd like to take an photograph, subdivide it into a tesselation, either of squares, or (ideally), hexagons, and then find the centre of gravity (or, if you prefer, centre of mass) of each cell of the ...
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### When should operations on 4D (homogeneous/projective) vectors use the w-coordinate?

Various operations on 2D vectors naturally generalise to 3D vectors simply by including the $z$-coordinate. The ones that come to mind are: Vector sum and difference Dot product Magnitude (Euclidean ...
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### Constraining a Polyline to Look Smooth

What are the mathematical constraints required for a polyline, i.e., a piecewise linear curve, to appear as a smooth curve to human vision? I've discovered one document that specifies only that the ...
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### Transform a centered isosceles trapezoid in a rectangle in 2-D

I must convert a isosceles trapezoid to a rectangle in 2-D with a shearing transformation (or with 2 shearing transformations). The isosceles trapezoid is centered in the origin of axes. It is right ...
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### Compute angles and thereby endpoints in a raster grid?

I am at the moment having some issues with computing an endpoint in a raster grid that is also a valid position in a graph. I am trying to draw a line between these two points, but as the point I am ...
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### Improve accuracy of mesh gradient?

So to make it simple. I currently use a method I found online to compute the gradient of a scalar field of a mesh. To test how accurate this is, I made a sphere and followed the gradient direction of ...
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### Finding a flat plane within iPhone depth data

I have real time depth data coming from an iPhone and I want to identify flat objects within the point cloud so that I can highlight the Hard edges in the images. The objects can be at any angle and I'...
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### Why does my self-written rendering engine make further away objects look larger?

I am writing a very simple rendering engine. I have already made a few tests, but somehow the images it creates look wrong. Objects that are further away from the camera look larger than objects ...
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### GPU Procedural placement - Creating evenly distributed sampling points

I am working on a procedural placement system on the GPU, inspired by the work done by Guerrilla Games in Horizon Zero Dawn: https://www.guerrilla-games.com/read/gpu-based-procedural-placement-in-...
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### Why does the reflected component in Lambertian path tracing get multiplied by a factor of 2?

I would like to intuitively understand the Path Tracing equation/formula/pseudocode, but I'm not fully getting the last return statement. As per Wikipedia page: <...
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### Camera Implementation without Limitations

I've developed a simple (Third-Person) Perspective Camera with Orbit controls. However, my implementation doesn't handle the case where if the pitch goes over 90Āŗ it flips upside down. From what I've ...
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### Estimating the position of vertexes in a 3D model

Introduction to my project: We are machine learning scientists and working on a biomedical system for tracking tongue for speech pathology using a technology called EMA (Electromagnetic ...
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### How can I detect if an edge has flipped during the UV unfold process?

I'm writing my own UV Unfold operation (similar to Maya's Optimize UV tool or 3DS Max's Relax Tool). My code works great 90% of the time but in some instances, I'm getting faces and edges that flip ...
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### Help with understanding the look-at function (the view matrix)

I've been reading this article about the look-at function. I don't understand the part when they're trying to inverse the matrix N. They say that R is orthogonal because all its row and column ...
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### Algorithm for randomly generating polyhedrons?

I want to randomly generate polyhedrons which need not be convex. What is the most efficient way for doing so? I can think of an algorithm for generating random convex polyhedrons, but am unable to ...
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### Hashing a point on cubic sphere

Let's say I have a point on a potential cubic sphere inflated using this: ...
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### Round Box SDF scaling issue

I am using the Inigo Quilez SDF function to generate a round box shape. The aim is to be able to control the shape scale, smoothness and roundness. I've achieved a pretty good result but I am facing ...
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### Algorithm for clipping convex quadrilaterals

I'm dealing with hardware that uses quads as its polygonal primitive. Not triangles. A triangle can be expressed by setting 2 of the 4 vertices equal to each other for a degenerate quad. For the 3D ...
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### Image cleaning - removing all regular shapes ( circles, squares, text, icons etc. )

I'd like an automatic method to clean images. I've been looking at the GIMP, and its command line (cli) interface, in scheme / lisp. It looks very promising, but I'm a complete novice, so I'd be ...
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### Line segment intersection test and find the point of intersection

Thanks for the suggestions. Now I am doing it as follows: First off it is identified if two line segments intersect or not. And I am using the algorithm described in the book - "Introduction to ...
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### Mapping sample to a disk

So I have been reading this wonderful book on ray tracing by Kevin Suffern, Ray tracing from Ground Up. I am reading this book after finishing Peter Shirley's first two book on ray tracing & ...
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### Calculating of vectors in Phong Lighting Model

I'm learning about computer graphics and I have some questions about calculation of the vectors, so I will write the exercises that I have and I hope that someone can help me with the formulas that I ...
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### MMP algorithm, no metion of “in window” intersections

If you are familiar with the MMP algorithm for geodesic finding, you know an important part of the algorithm revolves around solving intersections of windows. I am running into a case that I don't see ...
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### Are there algorithms besides Canny edge detection that can create consistent width edges?

Sobel edge detection is pretty much the quintessential way to get edges out of an image. It however suffers from certain quirks. One example is, because it's gradient, based certain surfaces exhibit ...
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### What are some uses for the vector triple product in computer graphics?

I have just learned about the vector triple product (Lagrange formula) from a math for computer graphics textbook, however the book does not mention any use cases for it beyond the fact that it's a ...
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### Mathematics in Computer Graphics

Can you please recommend some topic for research work related to mathematics in CG? (Maybe something like "Affine transformations in CG")
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### How do you compute the winding number of a closed poly curve?

Pretty much the title, given a closed curve in 2D, defined by a set of points, and a point. What's the algorithm to calculate the winding number of that curve, point pair?
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I try to implement GIMP's the Additional blending mode for layers in my application. I've found the formula: E = min((M+I), 255) I think, that if I blend ...
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### What library or tool was used to plot these graphs?

I've been wanting to plot graphs that look like these (Taken from this blog post), but I can't figure out what tool, language, or library was used to pull this off.
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### SDF collision detection

I was wondering if there are any techniques for calculating the intersection point/s between two or more distance fields.