The Art and Science of Depiction -- Frédo Durand

Photorealism vs. Non-Photorealism in Computer Graphics

Wednesday, May 9. 2001


Global illumination techniques: radiosity and Monte-Carlo methods. Non-Photorealistic rendering. Interactive approaches, painterly 3D rendering, line drawing, computer assisted traditional drawing. Issues of future work in NPR.

Slides of the lecture

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PDF (6 per page, black and white with white background, better for printing)

Assignments for final Week

Read Ramachandran & Hirstein The Science of Art: A Neurological Theory of Aesthetic Experience for Monday

Final Project
Wednesday will be devoted to an informal presentation of the projects. If you can to prepare a couple of slides or show your realization, that will be great.

Addition mini-lecture
If there is a topic that you want to see discussed further or something that we have not seen in class, please send me an e-mail and I'll see what I can do. (this assignment would be for me, not for you!)

Further Reading

Advanced Animation and Rendering Techniques : Theory and Practice, Alan H. Watt, Mark Watt, Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201544121, 1992
Radiosity and Global Illumination, Francois X. Sillion, Claude Puech, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers; ISBN: 1558602771, 1994
Rendering With Radiance : The Art and Science of Lighting Visualization, Greg Ward Larson, Rob Shakespeare, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers; ISBN: 1558604995, 1998
Realistic Ray Tracing, Peter Shirley, A K Peters Ltd; ISBN: 1568811101, 2000

Most of the NPR techniques I have presented can be found in the Proceedings of Siggraph (1990 through 2000)

Related links

Computer Graphics links

Stylized Depiction in Computer Graphics (non photorealistic rendering)
Impressionist applet (try Haeberli's painterly technique)
NPR at University of Utah