Global Illumination in Participating Media

My student, Ádám Papp wrote a term paper on Global Illumination in Participating Media. Click on the image to check it out!AdamPapp_cgsem

Star Wars – Rey’s Theme (Piano cover)

A fantastic new composition from John Williams. His work is completely out of this world! It was lots of fun to play and record this on on December 31st.

Christmas Greeting Cards

730 Christmas greeting cards to be sent out soon to the friends of our Institute. There was lots of signing to be done – such a cool tradition!
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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

My student, Christian Freude won the EPILOG Distinguished Young Alumnus award with his Master thesis, “Extending Separable Subsurface Scattering to Arbitrary Materials”. Congratulations, great job! 🙂