Blast from the Past


(light transport simulation geekery alert) Freshly inspired from the recent Radiance Workshop, and cooped up under 22 inches of snow in Boulder, yesterday I took an old web page I created and integrated it into my website. It's a summary of my first foray into the use of illums on a project. This page dates back to 2003; I've been told it's helpful, so I thought I'd get it back online with all my other crap. Here's the link: http://www.rumblestrip.org/interests/light/using-the-illum-material-for-smoother-renderings-in-radiance/ Happy rendering.…

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Well, duh...


From "Advanced Global Illumination", first edition: The field of optics stayed mostly dormant during the dark ages... Like, duh. In all seriousness, this looks like a great textbook on some of the theory behind the software I use every day to do my lighting simulations (I managed to score a used copy through Amazon.com for less than half the list price recently, and it arrived today). All the squiggly lines and Greek characters are a little intimidating, but I generally can get the gist of what the authors are trying to say about light transport through them, even if I did fail Algebra II.…

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