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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 14Rendering for the Artist

Figure 14.1 “Real” reflections and refractions require ray tracing.

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Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations,the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the variousforms which are essential to the work of art or poem.

—Rollo May, existential psychologist (1909–1994)

IN THIS CHAPTER:

14.1 Render WorkflowAn approach to ensure successful renders.

14.2 Scanline and Ray Tracing “Under the Hood”The general means by which these algorithms work.

14.3 Ray-Traced Reflections and RefractionsHow to correctly set up and get the best look from these special materials when ...

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