Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation
by Matt Pharr, Wenzel Jakob, Greg Humphreys
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann 2016
Number of pages: 1266
Physically Based Rendering describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation. A method known as 'literate programming' combines human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The ideas and software in this book show the reader how to design and employ a full-featured rendering system capable of creating creating stunning imagery.
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