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Overview

Image synthesis, or rendering, is a field of transformation: it changes geometry and physics into meaningful images. Because the most popular algorithms frequently change, it is increasingly important for researchers and implementors to have a basic understanding of the principles of image synthesis. Focusing on theory, Andrew Glassner provides a comprehensive explanation of the three core fields of study that come together to form digital image synthesis: the human visual system, digital signal processing, and the interaction of matter and light. Assuming no more than a basic background in calculus, Glassner transforms his passion and expertise into a thorough presentation of each of these disciplines, and their elegant orchestration into modern rendering techniques such as radiosity and ray tracing.

Focusing on theory, Glassner provides a comprehensive explanation of the three core fields of study that come together to form digital image synthesis--the human visual system, digital signal processing and the interaction of matter and light.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558602762
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics
  • Edition description: 2 Volume Set
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1600
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 2.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Glassner's contributions to computer graphics span 20 years. His work at Microsoft Research, Xerox PARC, the IBM Watson Research Labs, Bell Communications Research, and the Delft University of Technology has produced numerous technical articles on rendering theory and practice, animation, modeling, and new media. He currently creates new computer graphics tools at Microsoft Research. Among his recent work is Chicken Crossing, a 3D animated short film that has been shown internationally at film festivals and on television, and Dead Air, an interactive game for play over the Internet. Dr. Glassner is the author of the two volume bible, Principles of Digital Image Synthesis and 3D Computer Graphics: A Handbook for Artists and Designers. He has also edited An Introduction to Ray Tracing, and created the Graphics Gems series for programmers.
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Table of Contents

1 The Human Visual System
2 Color Spaces
3 Displays
4 Signals and Systems
5 Fourier Transforms
6 Wavelet Transforms
7 Monte Carlo Integration
8 Uniform Sampling and Reconstruction
9 Nonuniform Sampling and Reconstruction
10 Sampling and Reconstruction Techniques
11 Light
12 Energy Transport
13 Radiometry
14 Materials
15 Shading
16 Integral Equations
17 The Radiance Equation
18 Radiosity
19 Ray Tracing
20 Rendering and Images
21 The Future
A Linear Algebra
B Probability
C Historical Notes
D Analytic Form Factors
E Constants and Units
F Luminaire Standards
G Reference Data
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