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Arjan B

Member Since 04 Nov 2007
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Path Tracing Adventures > Depth of field and finished report

Posted 21 July 2014

Depth of field
My friend had added depth of field to the path tracer, which shows some nice results.

Without DoF:

With DoF:

This effect was achieved by picking a focal point on the focal plane for every pixel, and then jittering our camera rays to go through this focal point....

Path Tracing Adventures > Off-line rendering and block editor

Posted 21 April 2014

A lot of progress in this new entry! We have implemented the octree, which makes our renderer scale well with a large number of objects in our scenes. We have finished our block editor, which allows us to create, save and load worlds to render. And finally, we added some form of offline rendering.

Off-line renderer - Be sure to watch in 720p!


Path Tracing Adventures > CUDA Progress!

Posted 12 March 2014

Yes! we've made great progress on my project's conversion to CUDA! Without any optimizations, it's already 6 times as fast as the CPU version. It's not as much as I'd hoped, though. But, hell, it's real-time(-ish) now!

No pretty pictures this time... Instead, YouTube video ! http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png

Path Tracing Adventures > Direct lighting

Posted 12 February 2014

Two of the subjects I'm following at the university at the moment are Additional Component Computer Graphics and Algorithms for Massive Data. The first pretty much lets you propose a graphics related project while the second focuses on processing large amounts of data or computations efficiently. So, of course, my proposal was to implement a path tracer w...

Path Tracing Adventures > At the very beginning

Posted 11 January 2014

This is a journal about how a young student decided to start implementing a path tracer.

I'm Arjan, a 23 year old CSE master student from the Netherlands. Having worked for Triumph Studios (the creators of the Overlord and Age of Wonders series) and starting a one man software development company (without many projects, I can tell ya http://public.ga...