Physically Based Rendering,
Edition 3 From Theory to Implementation
By Matt Pharr, Wenzel Jakob and Greg Humphreys

Publication Date: 11 Nov 2016
Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation, Third Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system and its practical implementation. Through a method known as 'literate programming', the authors combine human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education.

Through the ideas and software in this book, users will learn to design and employ a fully-featured rendering system for creating stunning imagery. This completely updated and revised edition includes new coverage on ray-tracing hair and curves primitives, numerical precision issues with ray tracing, LBVHs, realistic camera models, the measurement equation, and much more. It is a must-have, full color resource on physically-based rendering.

Key Features

  • Presents up-to-date revisions of the seminal reference on rendering, including new sections on bidirectional path tracing, numerical robustness issues in ray tracing, realistic camera models, and subsurface scattering
  • Provides the source code for a complete rendering system allowing readers to get up and running fast
  • Includes a unique indexing feature, literate programming, that lists the locations of each function, variable, and method on the page where they are first described
  • Serves as an essential resource on physically-based rendering
About the author
By Matt Pharr, Software Engineer, Google ; Wenzel Jakob, Assistant professor, EPFL'S School of Computer and Communiation Sciences and Greg Humphreys, Director of Engineering, FanDuel
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Geometry and Transformations
3. Shapes
4. Primitives and Intersection Acceleration
5. Color and Radiometry
6. Camera Models
7. Sampling Reconstruction
8. Reflection Models
9. Materials
10. Texture
11. Volume Scattering
12. Light Sources
13. Monte Carlo Integration
14. Light Transport I: Surface Reflection
15. Light Transport II: Volume Rendering
16. Light Transport III: Bidirectional Methods
17: Retrospective and the Future
Book details
ISBN: 9780128006450
Page Count: 1266
Retail Price : £85.99
9780123749147; 9780240824086; 9780124158429
R&D professionals in computer graphics, digital design, and visualization, and visual effects, Advanced undergraduates and graduate students in rendering/computer graphics courses