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Jim Blinn's Corner: Notation, Notation, Notation by Jim Blinn

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Chapter Seven

Fugue for MMX

MARCH-APRIL 1997

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This exercise in parallel processing assumes that pixel values are encoded “linearly” as a function of pixel value. That situation is actually fairly rare. Applying this algorithm to gamma-corrected pixels will only return an approximation to the correct result. Make sure you look at Chapter 9 to see the tradeoffs involved in this approximation.

One of my secret desires has always been to compose a symphony. The idea of getting about a hundred instruments cranking away playing different things at the same time and having the whole thing sound good seems totally miraculous to me.

When I was an undergraduate ...

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