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Which of these 2 general designs for a game engine is better?

I have roughly seen 2 different ways rendering engines are commonly handled (there could be more). And was wondering which general design is better for a general purpose engine. Central Handler ...
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How do we approximate the integral of the measurement contribution function in Metropolis Light Transport?

In Metropolis Light Transport, we need to approximate the integral of the measurement contribution function. I've read that this can be done using a traditional approach like path tracing. However, ...
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How to visualize and programmatically work with huge point cloud

I have created a quite large point cloud with about 800M RGB points. The exported .ply file is about 12GB large. The commercial software I used to create it can render the cloud very smoothly on my ...
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Non real-time rendering on Unity3D

I made an audio visualizer using Unity3D (you can see it here) but I am not satisfied on the video quality, as the compression destroys the graphics. I recorded the screen during a real-time rendering....
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How can we convert a probability density according to solid angle to a density according to area?

In Chapter 14.5.3 of Physically Based Rendering - From Theory to Implementation (3rd edition), the authors claim that a probability density $p_\omega$ according to solid angle can be converted to a ...
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What's the definition of the “emitted importance” in the measurement equation?

Let $M$ denote the set of all surfaces in the scene $\nu_M(x)$ denote the unit outer normal$^1$ at $x\in M$ $\Omega_x$ denote the upper unit hemisphere at $x\in M$ oriented according to $\nu_M(x)$ $\...
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How does Primary Sample Space Metropolis Light Transport work?

For simplicity, assume we're only dealing with surfaces which have either a Lambertian or perfectly specular material. Morever, assume that the only type of lights are area lights (i.e. surfaces with ...
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Precomputated rendering for isotropic microfacet BRDF

I am looking for a suitable precomputing rederings for isotropic microfacet brdf (say GGX) given an environment lighting. I was using ward brdf before which is radially symmetric so I was able to use ...
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Is there ongoing research on Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms (other than Metropolis-Hastings) for use in ray tracing?

Metropolis Light Transport is an application of the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm. Its variants differ only in the used "mutation strategy". Is there ongoing research on other Markov Chain Monte ...
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Nubis Decima Engine presentation, how is the cloud density function computed?

WARNING: for what ever reason Firefox (maybe linux specific) doesn't like to render everything in the pdf slides, but you wouldn't know it because it will look completely fine until you compare it ...
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Bright artifacts in ray tracer rendering seemingly caused by reflections

I've been working on a new ray tracer recently, but after adding reflections I'm seeing these strange small highlights on my models, particularly on the ear of the silver rabbit below. I've read ...
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Hard edges appearing in voxel cone tracing (how to remove them?)

I am generating shadows using a voxel pyramid (commonly called voxel cone, although I hate that term). Some of my shadows come as expected, however some are very strange. For example in this image: ...
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Changing coordinate system from texelFetch to textureLod is breaking the algebra

I have a scene rendered using texelFetch() and I am trying to modify the shader to use textureLod() instead. This is the image generated with texelFetch: When I try to change the shader to use ...
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Voxel cone tracing artifacts (what causes them and how to solve them)?

I am trying to generate soft shadows using voxel cone tracing. Which gives me the next images: In the first image you can see an artifact of a sequence of horizontal shadows alternating with ...
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How exactly do soft shadows get generated using a voxel cone tracing rendering technique?

Let's assume we have voxelized a scene, and all of our materials have an opacity level of 1. The reuslt would then look like: If we raytraced the final volume that gets generated after rasterization. ...
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Understanding material .mtl files

I am reading this piece of documentation to understand mtl files So far I am stuck trying to understand the difference between ambient, diffuse and specular reflectivity (Ka, Kd, Ks). If I am ...
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Weird artifacts in my ray tracer

I am getting weird artifacts in my simple ray tracer that I made using the book Ray Tracing in One Weekend by Peter Shirley. Example: (circular pattern on the ground and black tint on the spheres.) ...
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Proper design of data structure to store wavefront file information?

Currently I have a naive Mesh data structure to store wavefront files. This data has 3 buffers for the vertices, normals and UVs. It works well to the point I can render the sponza scene, despite ...
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Opengl black screen for a simple translation

i am a beginner to opengl following an online guide, I am trying to make a simple translation to my triangle. The triangle did render correctly when i made a float uniform to translate it, but when i ...
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Tail Recursive Monte Carlo Raytracing

I am writing a raytracer in F# using montecarlo sampling I would like to make my recursive calls tail recursive but I am not sure of this is possible with MC raytracing as one has to evaluate sampled ...
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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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Move a camera (orbiting camera) togheter with the Earth around the Sun

I modeled, Phong shaded and animated 2 spheres in a simple way to approximate in a naif way the solar system (with Earth and Sun alone). There is the Sun at the center and the Earth that goes around ...
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Correctness or otherwise of the procedure for generating an orbiting camera in WebGl

I have to create a orbiting camera. I created the model of sun (a sphere) around (0,0,0) , triangulated and Phong shaded it. I would have a camera that goes around the sun thus an orbiting camera and ...
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How to display edges in a 3D file on Facebook

I'm trying to show a 3D model on Facebook and display its edges and lines. I found that I could export a 3D model from Sketchup using glTF Export plugin to a glb file that I can drag and drop in a ...
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How to align Ray Marching on top of traditional 3D rasterization?

I'm trying to apply raymarching on top of 3D rasterization, ordering what 3D object gets displayed based on the depth of a rasterization pass and the raymarch depth. After getting the transform ...
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Thickness on flat surfaces

Does anyone have good suggestion for how to achieve “thickness” on flat polygons at render time? It would be the same as extruding a flat polygon just slightly. For sprites with opacity masks, this ...
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How does the Painter's Algorithm handle transparency?

I was wondering if anyone could explain how the Painter's algorithm would handle transparent objects? Can the Painter's algorithm handle transparency?
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Can order-independent transparency sort fragments for a subset of all transparent objects?

I've read Wikipedia's article on the topic, and a tutorial on how it affects MikuMikuDance. I tried to read a patent on "packing the 3D array with a prefix sum scan, or linearizing", but I have no ...
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Phong and the Rendering Equation: What's with the cosine?

Ignoring emission and shadowing for simplicity, the rendering equation can be stripped down to: $$L(x, \, \vec \omega) = \int_{\Omega}{f_r(x, \, \vec \omega^\prime, \, \vec \omega) \, (\vec \omega^\...
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How difficult would it be to customise Google Maps

How difficult would it be to customise Google Maps to display roads like they were biological veins? Vein appearance (width)/promotion would be exaggerated according to road classification. Where ...
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What is the physical interpretation of Normal, Roughness, Albedo and Metalness map?

In PBS context what is the metalness map? Are my interpretation of Normal, Roughness and Albedo map correct? I know almost for sure that: Normal map : Models the normals per differential region in ...
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How to convert a 3D model into an OpenGL fixed pipeline representation

I have a CAD model in Solidworks (which can be converted to STL, OBJ, STEP , VRML etc.) that I need to render in an old application, which still uses fixed pipeline. Ideally, I would like to convert ...
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Where can I find those visual effect demonstration?

I'm studying Unreal Engine, this chapter is talk about visual effects: Rendering Overview Some of them has obvious picture I can see whats the differences. But not all of them. Is there a site can ...
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Not understanding the lighting equation for volumetric cloud rendering

I've been looking The Real-time Volumetric Cloudscapes of Horizon-Zero Dawn, but I'm very confused by a few terms. The presentation mentions "The Henyey-Greenstein phase function" on page 54, ...
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Transform a cube in a truncated pyramid

I have to calculate the modeling transformation that transforms a cube of side=1 centered in (0,0,0) in a rectangular truncated pyramid of height=2,sides of basic rectangle equals to 3 and 2, sides of ...
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What actually happens in frame buffer when an image or document is scrolled?

What actually happens inside computer when the text, pdf, jpeg, ms-word or any other document(file) is scrolled? Does it generate a new bitmap image sufficient for the screen to display even for tiny ...
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Supersampling HDR

I'm encountering some issues supersampling in HDR for an SDR result and was curious what the usual method for doing this is. Notice how pixelated the edge of the white sphere is. Here's how I render ...
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What does different tangent basis mean for a normal map

What does it mean that a normal map was computed with a different tangent basis and is the reason why the normal map does not render correctly. I used the following code (very generic) for my ...
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Is there an education tool that teachs computer graphics ? [closed]

I am wondering if there is any outsourced or licensed tool that teachs the fundamentals of computer graphics theories/programming. Does such a tool even exists ? Thanks in advance
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Why is this not a proper solution to handling transparency in deferred rendering?

From the sources that I have read about deferred rendering they all mention "handling transparency is hard" without much more information. However a solution that I see is, handle the scene once ...
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How did the hard, accurate shadows, work in early 3d (2000 - 2004) games?

I've been hunting around the internet for a while now, and I can't find anything about the specific shadow technique that I'm looking for. I can only recall one game in particular that used it, and I ...
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Tone mapping bright images

I am rendering the sun in an image, and the sun comes out white and is basically very unrealistic. I have tried searching for tone mapping algorithms but I'm very lost. Can someone guide me to do ...
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How does image resolution change(process involved in calculation), when a screen on phone is rotated?

What is the process involved in calculating the resolution of image to be displayed when the screen of my phone(android) is rotated? My screen resolution is 1920x1080. It displays some videos only in ...
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How does cell phone display image or video even before you start to capture?

When a cell phone is used to take a photo or capture video the display continuously displays what a camera can see, does that mean the ccd/cmos device is exposed to light continuously? or is it ...
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“How does the Shadow of The Colossus's™ proprietary (Sony's) engine perform its seamless long distance rendering?”

"How does the Shadow of The Colossus™ engine perform its seamless long distance rendering?"
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Documentation of old versions of gl Matrix library

I'm learning webgl, and I'm using a book that use a old version of gl-Matrix (1.2.4). The newest versions of gl-Matrix aren't backward compatible, thus I'm looking for the documentation of gl-Matrix 1....
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How should I understand path-space measurement equation?

I read the corresponding chapter of PBRT-v3, as well as Veach's thesis which introduced BDPT. However I didn't quite understand why we use the measurement equation. It seems that the measurement ...
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Questions about Blur effect

I am working on a specific blur effect that implies several behaviours. But before I would like to know what you think about those blurring algorithms according to performances and quality : Kawase ...
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I need to build my own map renderer

I have OSM world data (essentially I processed the XML data into JSON containing arrays of objects (streets, buildings etc.) that each are represented by an array of lat/lon coordinates). Some of ...
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Why isn't the clear color visible on the screen between frames?

I am told that in computer graphics, the screen refreshes in number of times(in this scenario let say that it renders 60 times per second). The screen is cleared and drawn to 60 times per second. My ...