Multiple-Scattering Microfacet BSDFs with the Smith Model

Eric Heitz and his colleagues published one hell of a paper on rendering microfacet materials. It has lots of beautifully written mathematics, and is really well illustrated, evaluated, and the full source code is also published. Now it comes with a narrated supplementary video. The paper is available here (or click the image below), check it out!

Status: accepted to ACM SIGGRAPH 2016

(please note that I am in the acknowledgements section and was not a co-author of the paper, I just helped with the video. Happy to have been a very small part of this!)



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Christian Freude – Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

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The number of people who use the term ‘increasing exponentially’ without knowing what it means is increasing exponentially.