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3D in Photoshop by Zorana Gee

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CHAPTER 2

Rendering: OpenGL (OGL) and Adobe Ray Tracer (ART)

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Rendering is the process of producing the pixels of an image from a higher-level description of its components. Photoshop CS5 Extended supports two different kinds of rendering e OpenGL and Ray Tracing. OpenGL rendering is used for the Interactive (Painting) mode, which is very fast, but lacks advanced rendering effects such as shadows, irradiance, inter-reflections, anti-aliasing, high quality depth of field, and full HDR rendering. Even though many modern high-end graphics cards are able to support some of those advanced features, the intent to support a wide variety of mid and low-end ...

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