Valentin Fütterling, Fraunhofer ITWM
Photo-realistic image synthesis with Path Tracing – An optimization problem?
Path tracing is a versatile, physically-based algorithm to generate photo-realistic images from virtual objects and environments.
Applications are wide-spread in movie production, product design and advertising. A promising new area is emerging with virtual and augmented reality. The basis of Path Tracing is Monte Carlo Integration which requires a non-uniform distribution of samples over the integration domain in order to minimize noise and maximize efficiency. This talk will give an introduction to the Path Tracing algorithm, and pose the question whether the method can profit from formulating it as an optimization problem.