Illumination and Rendering Systems

This project involved combining radiosity and ray tracing to generate realistic images, with special attention paid to specular-to-diffuse transfer of illumination. This project led to the MS thesis of Larry Gritz.


Image of a kitchen with an oven


Some of the ideas from this research were incorporated into the Blue Moon Rendering Tools, a RenderMan-compliant rendering system which supports ray tracing and radiosity.

Participants: Larry Gritz, James Hahn

Illumination and Rendering System WMV (2.69M)