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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 16Global Illumination

Figure 16.1 Shrek 2 was the first feature film to use full global illumination.

Image(2004, ©DreamWorks, Courtesy of Everett Collection)

“The challenge is always balancing realism with cinematic drama…we still have to get there in a creative and interesting way.”

—Jay Redd, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks 1

IN THIS CHAPTER:

16.1 Defining Global IlluminationDefining exactly what global illumination means, its place in CG production, and its pros and cons.

16.2 Common Means of Generating Global IlluminationAn in-depth look at the different GI algorithms along with algorithm-specific tips.

16.3 ...

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