“Approaches for Procedural Shading on Graphics Hardware” by Olano, Hart, Heidrich, McCool, Mark, et al. …

  • ©Marc Olano, John C. Hart, Wolfgang Heidrich, Michael McCool, Bill Mark, and Kekoa Proudfoot



Entry Number: 27


    Approaches for Procedural Shading on Graphics Hardware

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    Working knowledge of a modern graphics API like OpenGL and familiarity with the concepts of procedural shading. 

    How interactive procedural shading can be implemented using advanced programmable hardware, more modest extensions to graphics hardware, or even existing graphics hardware. SIMD rendering hardware, parameterized and procedural solid texturing, texture shaders, advanced environment mapping, and multi-pass rendering.

    Procedural shading, long valued for off-line rendering and production animation, is just now becoming possible on interactive graphics hardware. This course presented eight approaches, ranging from full procedural shading on advanced specialized hardware to limited, yet still surprisingly flexible shading on off-the-shelf systems. In a concluding panel session, speakers and attendees discussed the relative merits and pitfalls of several shading methods. 


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