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Real-Time Rendering, Fourth Edition


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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction

chapter 2 The Graphics Rendering Pipeline

chapter 3 The Graphics Processing Unit

chapter 4 Transforms

chapter 5 Shading Basics

chapter 6 Texturing

chapter 7 Shadows

chapter 8 Light and Color

chapter 9 Physically-Based Shading

chapter 10 Local Illumination

chapter 11 Global Illumination

chapter 12 Image-Space Effects

chapter 13 Beyond Polygons

chapter 14 Volumetric and Translucency Rendering

chapter 15 Non-Photorealistic Rendering

chapter 16 Polygonal Techniques

chapter 17 Curves and Curved Surfaces

chapter 18 Pipeline Optimization

chapter 19 Acceleration Algorithms

chapter 20 Effcient Shading

chapter 21 Virtual and Augmented Reality

chapter 22 Intersection Test Methods

chapter 23 Graphics Hardware

chapter 24 The Future

About the Author

Tomas Akenine-Moeller is a professor in computer science with specialization in computer graphics and image processing at the Department of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden. Over the past years, I've built my own computer graphics group, LUGG (Lund University Graphics Group). Eric Haines currently works at NVIDIA on interactive ray tracing. He cofounded the Journal of Graphics Tools and the Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques. He is also the creator and lecturer for the Udacity MOOC Interactive 3D Graphics. Naty Hoffman is currently Principal Engineer & Architect at Lucasfilm's Advanced Development Group. Previously he was Vice President of Technology at 2K. Prior to that he was employed at Activision (working on graphics R&D for various titles, including the Call of Duty series), SCEA Santa Monica Studio (coding graphics technology for God of War III), Naughty Dog (developing PS3 first-party libraries), Westwood Studios (leading graphics development on Earth and Beyond) and Intel (driving Pentium pipeline modifications and assisting the SSE / SSE2 instruction set definition). Angelo Pesce currently serves as a Technical Director for Activision Central Technology where he helps the Call of Duty studios with rendering R&D. His interest in Computer Graphics started in his teens by joining the demoscene community. In the past he has worked on rendering solutions for companies such as Milestone, Electronic Arts, Capcom and Relic Entertainment. Sebastien Hillaire is a senior rendering engineer pushing visual quality, performance and workflows within the Frostbite team at Electronic Arts. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the French National Institute of Applied Science in 2010, during which he focused on using gaze tracking to enhance virtual reality user experiences. Michal Iwanicki currently works as a Technical Director in Activision Central Technology group, where he focuses on graphics related research. He worked on rendering and engine code for games in The Witcher, The Last of Us, and the Call of Duty series

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