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GPU Gems 2: Programming Techniques for High-Performance Graphics and General-Purpose Computation by Randima Fernando, Matt Pharr

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Chapter 13. Implementing the mental images Phenomena Renderer on the GPU

Martin-Karl Lefrançoismental images

Introduction

mental images’ rendering software mental ray is the rendering component of many leading 3D content-creation tools, including industrial CAD, product design, and architectural design software packages. mental ray is widely used for the creation of visual effects and feature animation films, as well as for high-quality visualization and lighting simulation in industrial and architectural design. Now that modern GPUs can execute complex programs to compute the color of each shaded pixel, there is an opportunity to apply this power to rendering complex scenes that previously could be handled only by a CPU-based renderer. Given the ...

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