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David Hart

Real-Time Lighting with Shaders

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I have finished writing and have handed in my bachelor's project report. It is entitled "Real-Time Lighting with Shaders" and should be an interesting read for anybody who wants to learn about the basic local-lighting model and some much used techniques like normal mapping and parallax mapping. It is now available on the site, through the main menu.
If anybody is interested in reading it, I would enjoy any comments/criticisms/opinions. Thx in advance! Direct Link [Edited by - David Hart on May 23, 2006 10:44:13 AM]

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I took a look at the first part of it and it's definitely a more in-depth discussion of lighting than I've seen before. I haven't had the time to look through the implementation part, but it likes good work all around. I'm going to download it later when I get back on my comp at home. Thanks for sharing.
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-AJ

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While my first thought was, "why bother writing more stuff about these well-understood concepts?", but I read the paper and found it very clear and well-researched, and it covers all of the topics presented intelligently and thoroughly, with nice diagrams and such.

This is a good read for anyone learning the basics of real-time lighting, and even an expert would find it interesting.

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Thanks for your comments.

It's true that the topic has already been discussed over and over again. But I hope I have brought something different by defining more mathematically the concepts already explained more practically. I wish I had enough space to explain the BRDF, but I have already hit the project's size limit.

If you have the impression one topic could be researched in more depth, I'd be glad to hear it, and possibly release a further version.

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Thanks for your comments.

It's true that the topic has already been discussed over and over again. But I hope I have brought something different by defining more mathematically the concepts already explained more practically. I wish I had enough space to explain the BRDF, but I have already hit the project's size limit.

If you have the impression one topic could be researched in more depth, I'd be glad to hear it, and possibly release a further version.


Could always carry it on in your free time, as a seperate paper that's just there to explain for others benefit. Naturally, you might not have the time, but I'm sure many would appriciate it!

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David,

really, a very good paper - one of the most comprehensive doc's i've seen in the last time !
I think, you should make it publicly available since beginners (here at gd.net, for example) could use it to get an overview.

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I think, you should make it publicly available since beginners (here at gd.net, for example) could use it to get an overview.


What do you mean by publicly available?

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I think, you should make it publicly available since beginners (here at gd.net, for example) could use it to get an overview.


Isn't it already publicly available in this thread?

Nice paper, I'd been meaning to get around to reading about lighting and this was perfect.

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Hey,
I'm trying to get back to your paper but apparently the server your site is hosted on is down. Do you know anything about this or if you could put it up somewhere else? Thanks.

-AJ

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Hey,
I'm trying to get back to your paper but apparently the server your site is hosted on is down. Do you know anything about this or if you could put it up somewhere else? Thanks.


I've not seen it go down. It's up now though. If you are still having problems, don't hesistate to tell me.

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It's a really nice read, great work! (and congratulations on finishing your degree too, I've got a year before I start my final report :(). The only thing I can really complain about right now is that all the figures are placed at the end of the chapter, makes it a bit annoying to read through as you have to scroll up and down all the time. So, I guess that's really good news, as my only complaint was a layout issue ;)

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The only thing I can really complain about right now is that all the figures are placed at the end of the chapter


I agree with you, and ppl have often made this critisim. The problem is that I can't get latex to place them in the document at the place I want them to, and most often I find it breaks the flow of reading. Not one solution is perfect unfortunately.

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