“OpenVDB: An Open-Source Data Structure and Toolkit for High-Resolution Volumes” by Museth, Lait, Budsberg, Johanson, Henderson, et al. …

  • ©Ken Museth, Jeff Lait, Jeffrey Budsberg, John Johanson, Ron Henderson, Mihai Alden, Peter Cucka, David Hill, and Andrew Pearce



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    OpenVDB: An Open-Source Data Structure and Toolkit for High-Resolution Volumes

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    A basic understanding of sparse volumes and their application in production environments.

    Intended Audience
    Both novice FX artists and (to a lesser degree) expert developers of software applications that require high-resolution 3D volumes.

    OpenVDB has already been integrated into the next major release of the high-end 3D animation package Houdini, and there is anecdotal evidence that many of the major VFX and production houses are in the process of either evaluating or adopting VDB. This course presents a comprehensive overview of OpenVDB, an open-source C++ library comprising a novel hierarchical data structure and a suite of tools for efficient storage and manipulation of sparse volumetric data discretized on three-dimensional grids. .

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