Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

UgRay: An Efficient Ray-Tracing Renderer for UniGrafix

Donald M. Marsh

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-87-360
May 1987

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/CSD-87-360.pdf

Ray-tracing has proven to be an elegant and versatile algorithm in the pursuit of increased realism in computer-generated images. In order of reduce the computational expense of general ray-tracing, we utilize a uniform spatial subdivision. We report on a number of practical issues in designing a ray-tracing renderer, including a fast algorithm for inserting polygons into the spatial subdivision, results of optimizations to the ray/polygon intersection routine, and inexpensive shading and anti-aliasing routines.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Marsh:CSD-87-360,
    Author = {Marsh, Donald M.},
    Title = {UgRay: An Efficient Ray-Tracing Renderer for UniGrafix},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1987},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/5669.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-87-360},
    Abstract = {Ray-tracing has proven to be an elegant and versatile algorithm in the pursuit of increased realism in computer-generated images. In order of reduce the computational expense of general ray-tracing, we utilize a uniform spatial subdivision. We report on a number of practical issues in designing a ray-tracing renderer, including a fast algorithm for inserting polygons into the spatial subdivision, results of optimizations to the ray/polygon intersection routine, and inexpensive shading and anti-aliasing routines.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Marsh, Donald M.
%T UgRay: An Efficient Ray-Tracing Renderer for UniGrafix
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1987
%@ UCB/CSD-87-360
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/5669.html
%F Marsh:CSD-87-360