rtr01-introduction

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1/8/2012 1 Computer Graphics Real-Time Computer Graphics Dr. Bed ř ich Beneš Department of Computer Graphics Technology Purdue University, USA [email protected] Computer Graphics Overview o What is Computer Graphics? o What are the traditional approaches? o What are the new trends? o Conclusions Computer Graphics How the CG was born o the late 50s , computers could produce graphics, but software was missing, software crisis o in the beginning of 60s first Computer Aided Design (CAD) 1963 Sketchpad by Ivan Sutherland Douglas Englebart – mouse o the late 60s and beginning of the 70s raster graphics = revolution (Ivan Sutherland) Computer Graphics How the CG was born (contd.) o the late 70s boom of computer graphics, beginning of interaction, first Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) 1970 Bézier curves 1971 Gouraud shading 1973 Westworld – first film with CG 1974 Ed Catmull – Z-buffer 1975 Phong shading 1976 Blinn invented bump mapping 1979 Whitted – ray tracing o 12th August 1981 IBM PC has been introduced
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1/8/2012 2 Computer Graphics o the 80s boom of computer graphics 1986 Luxo Jr. nominated for an Academy Award 1989 Tin Toy (Pixar) wins Oscar How the CG was born (contd.) Computer Graphics o 1999 programmable GPU vertex and pixel shaders o 2000 every computer is a parallel computer CPU vs GPU o 2003 Nv30 is more complex than CPU o 2004 RT cinematic effects (real time Toy Story) o 2011 GeForce 580 GTX the most complex chip ever How the CG was born (contd.) Computer Graphics Overview o What is Computer Graphics? o
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