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.
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!
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!)
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! 🙂