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How to create a more photorealistic ocean?

Photorealism has many elements. Take, for instance, the figure 1 below, a shot from Dune Part One movie. Figure 1 The process of production of a image such as this one, is laborious and involve more ...
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CCD Sensor parallel implementation of Smear

I have rendered an image with 32bit float color channels and want to simulate the smear effect of a CCD sensor (see figure 1). Figure 1: Image of a light source. Here the full-well capacities of the ...
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How is Aperture and Pixel Size accounted for in calculating received power using ray tracing?

NOTE: Deleting the question to rephrase it after continuing to read other responses and toy around with it: I've written a path tracer and am now working on implementing a physically accurate way of ...
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Wireframe mesh effect on a photograph subject [closed]

What is the following wireframe, mesh topography style called and how can this effect be applied to a figure in a photograph as done in the image?
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What stops the auto-generated 3D worlds of Google Earth Pro from being MUCH more detailed and accurate?

I'll admit it blew my mind when I first realized that you could actually enter a "first-person mode" in Google Earth Pro, and not just view the 3D maps from a floating camera in the air. But ...
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How many years till photorealistic games? [closed]

I just saw this post by NVIDIA: RTX Global Illumination The images shown seem to be rendered in realtime which got me thinking about when games will achieve full photorealism and become ...
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What exactly is it about reality that is so difficult to recreate in a 3D simulation?

I have to admit that, while watching footage of the enhanced 2020 version of the 2018 game Forza Horizon 4, when they are driving fast, I have to sometimes remind myself that I am watching a video ...
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What is it that really prevents photo-realistic, real-time, digital 3D simulations?

Ever since I was a small child, seeing the amazing 3D visuals that developed in the 1980s and 1990s, I was certain that photo-realism was "just around the corner". In the year 2020, I certainly ...
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Image contribution function and reconstruction using filters

So I've been reading Physicall Based Rendering which in section 16.4.3 defines the "image contribution function" to be the following $$I_j = \int_\Omega h_j(X)L(X)d\Omega$$ where the variables are ...
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Radiative Transfer Equation for Photorealistic Rendering

I've recently become interested in photorealistic rendering, and I've been looking at the different rendering philosophies. I read this Disney Research bachelor's thesis, which states both the ...
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Tasks of a professional graphics programmer?

Currently I'm 16 and in high school and I love graphics programming and I'm seriously considering it as a career path. I was wondering what a day as a graphics programmer looks like for offline ...
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The reciprocity of BRDF

Many books describe that a BRDF has the following property (reciprocity): $$f_r(x, \Theta \to \Psi ) = f_r(x, \Psi \to \Theta)$$ Why is the above equation correct? I think the above equation ...
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What is the potential equation in PBR?

I'am studying PBR and the book introduce the potential equation. They said the potential equation can describe shooting algorithms better, and $W(x, \theta)$ describes the fraction of the radiance $L(...
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What physical properties are “lacking” to keep this 3D scene from looking like a real photograph?

So I know that I'm basically asking to identify the main problem to be solved in creating realistic 3d Graphics, but as someone without much technical experience in the field, I'm curious that if ...
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What is the state-of-the-art on using computers to "clean-up" images?

TWO PART QUESTION - We've all seen the movies/TV shows where the police/feds/spies use computer software to take a grainy photo and do a "clean-up" to see a better picture and more details. I assume ...
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How is spectral rendering handled?

Is all spectral rendering handled as simulation? Are there technique more tailored to 'consumer' rendering, such as for real-time or even just 'realistic looking without solving full physical ...
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What is the basis of rendering light caustics?

I am not looking for textbooks and related how-tos, though I'm sure they can color the answer. I'd like to understand how we handle the rendering of caustic effects — and particularly time-saving ...
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Non Real Time Raytracing

I've played with real time raytracing (and raymarching etc) quite a bit, but haven't spent that much time on non real time raytracing - for higher quality images or for pre-rendering videos and the ...
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How can I make my ice cubes look real?

I can model ice cubes as slightly misshapen transparent cubes with the refractive index of water, but they don't look convincing. They look like lumps of glass rather than ice. Looking at real ice ...
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Which effects do I need to take into account for the iris of the eye?

The iris (the colourful ring surrounding the pupil of the eye) is covered in a layer of water, and appears to have opaque elements embedded in transparent and translucent elements. What effects do I ...
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