So far I've only read 5 chapters (all theory) and I'm really liking it. I shall see about posting some more thoughts on it once I've read a bit more [smile]
Also, if you've got time and have any interest in Managed Direct3D programming, you might want to take a look at MH's sticky in the DX forums: [MDX] C# port of jollyjeffers' HDR demo. Can't be a bad thing to have another decent sample for MDX!
Ashikhmin-Shirley Reflection Model
This is the last lighting model that I'm planning on covering for now. Makes for a total of 5 to work with. I really need to begin doing a proper write-up of this project - it's due in about 18 days.
Beautiful isn't it [smile]
And, as per usual, a nice Visio diagram: