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Speaker

Marcos Fajardo

Language: English

Arnold and How Path Tracing Took Over

 

Monte Carlo path tracing is now the dominant rendering technique in film VFX, animated films, commercials and pre-rendered videogame content. This marks the end of an era. In this talk I will provide some historical context on how studios transitioned from rasterization-based pipelines, describe the key benefits that motivated this transition, and discuss some of the challenges that still lie ahead in the never-ending quest for increased detail and visual realism.