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Math for adaptive supersampling for raytracing

How do I determine how many (jittered) rays to trace for a given pixel, as a function of the statistics of a small initial set of test rays? Also, what size should the initial set be? (it's currently ...
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Multiple samples per pixel and texture blurring

As far as I know path tracers (or super-sampling antialiasing) typically calculate the final color of a single pixel by averaging the result of all samples taken inside that pixel. This gives a nice ...
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Sample color calculation in rotated grid supersampling

I'm rendering a scene using scanline method. In order to get rid of aliasing we need to render a scene with higher resolution (2x, for example). I'm trying to figure out how to calculate the color of ...
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Anisotropic filtering and multisample anti-aliasing

Anisotropic filtering and multisample anti-aliasing both imply supersampling. In EWA and (derived) Feline AF algorithms a non-uniform weighted average is used. But in case of MSAA not. Why this is ...
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Nearest depth upsampling

Nvidia in this article presented a way to upsample low res buffer to full res buffer called Nearest Depth Upsampling. This works by comparing four depth values from downsampled low res depth buffer ...
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Do animation studios like Pixar, Dreamworks, and Disney use super-sampling?

Does any of their rendering techniques involve rendering an area at a higher resolution just to scale it down in order to mitigate artifacts? I know they use ray methods rather than rasterization ...
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What is the fundamental reasoning for anti aliasing using multiple random samples within a pixel?

In graphics, it's common to take multiple samples within the bounds of a pixel and combine them together (most commonly just doing an average) for a final sample pixel color. This has the effect of ...
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Anti-aliasing / Filtering in Ray Tracing

In ray tracing / path tracing, one of the simplest way to anti-alias the image is to supersample the pixel values and average the results. IE. instead of shooting every sample through the center of ...