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Real-Time Parametric Shallow Wave Simulation

The simulation of ocean waves provides a significant challenge to computer graphics. In this article we describe an implementation of a real-time shallow ocean wave simulation using Microsoft DirectX* 10.
Authored by JOHN V. (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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keeping-it-quads

A way to re-attach polygonal models without creating 3-sided or n-sided polygons. This article is for 3D-modelers, animators;creators of game characters.
Authored by Steve Pitzel (Intel) Last updated on 06/01/2017 - 11:19
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Rethinking the Pipeline: DreamWorks Animation Advances the Art

DreamWorks Animation embarked on a radical re-engineering of their animation pipeline to better accommodate artistic aspirations and improve workflow across an increasingly complex environment. This article describes the new model being put in place.
Authored by admin Last updated on 06/01/2017 - 11:18
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Dynamic Volumetric Cloud Rendering for Games on Multi-Core Platforms

Most games render clouds with planar cloud textures mapping to the sky dome, which isn't visually convincing when approaching or passing through clouds. For a realistic experience in flying games, we describe a technique for dynamic volumetric clouds.
Authored by Juanbin L. (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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Advanced Rendering Techniques

As with lighting, rendering is often one of the least-understood aspects of 3D imaging, but it’s critical to achieving high-quality animations. This article goes into the details of the varying procedures associated with rendering in Autodesk* Softimage.
Authored by admin Last updated on 06/01/2017 - 11:18
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Sample Distribution Shadow Maps

This demo showcases an extension to Z-partitioning (cascaded shadow maps) called Sample Distribution Shadow Maps (SDSMs). SDSMs optimize the placement and size of a fixed number of Z-partitions by analyzing the shadow sample distribution required by the current frame. They build on the advantages of current state of the art techniques, including predictable performance and constant memory usage,...
Authored by Andrew Lauritzen (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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Adaptive Volumetric Shadow Maps

We introduce adaptive volumetric shadow maps (AVSM), a real-time shadow algorithm that supports high-quality shadowing from dynamic volumetric media such as hair and smoke. The key contribution of AVSM is the introduction of a streaming simplification algorithm that generates an accurate volumetric light attenuation function using a small fixed memory footprint. This compression strategy leads to...
Authored by Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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Deferred Rendering for Current and Future Rendering Pipelines

This sample demonstrates a number of deferred rendering techniques including conventional deferred shading, deferred lighting and tile-based deferred shading. Tile-based deferred shading is implemented in DirectX 11 Compute Shader and achieves high performance even with many lights by amortizing the light culling overhead over screen tiles as well as grouping lights to avoid wasting memory...
Authored by Andrew Lauritzen (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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Adaptive Transparency

We introduce a new technique for real-time order independent transparency called Adaptive Transparency (AT) that closely approximates the ground-truth results obtained from A-buffer compositing but is 5x to 40x faster. The key contribution of Adaptive Transparency is the introduction of an adaptively compressed visibility representation that can be efficiently constructed and queried during...
Authored by Marco Salvi (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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Efficient Multi-View Ray Tracing Using Edge Detection and Shader Reuse

Stereoscopic rendering and 3D stereo displays are quickly becoming mainstream. The natural extension is autostereoscopic multi-view displays, which by the use of parallax barriers or lenticular lenses, can accommodate many simultaneous viewers without the need for active or passive glasses. As these displays, for the foreseeable future, will support only a rather limited number of views, there is...
Authored by Magnus Andersson (Intel) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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