SPECIAL SEMINAR: Chris Ford [Pixar Animation Studios]
From 04/04/14 3:50 pm until 04/04/14 5:00 pm Save to calendar
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**Note special date and time: Friday, April 4 at 4 PM.**
The present and future of cinematic photorealism
The decreasing cost of high performance computing has created many new possibilities in photorealistic rendering for directors and artists working in high definition feature film visual effects, animation, and scientific visualization. Previously computationally intensive techniques such as distribution ray-tracing with physically plausible lighting and shading are now increasingly accessible. In this presentation, Chris Ford of Pixar’s RenderMan team will review the state of the art in photorealistic rendering, describe the most notable new tools and techniques in development, and demystify much of the technology. Numerous insights will be provided that illustrate how the combination of art, science, and technology is producing some of the most extraordinary visual images of the 21st century.
Building 162 - Room 1001