Accession Number : ADA184863

Title :   A Prototype Ray Tracer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Paul G

PDF Url : ADA184863

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The ability to make computer images more realistic is becoming more important as the hardware for producing such images is becoming less expensive and hence more available. The key to producing realistic images lies in the algorithms that can take full advantage of the hardware to produce them. In this study, we look at a prototype of one ray tracer. Ray tracing, in combination with a global illumination model, currently provides the most realistic images that can be generated on general purpose computing hardware. The prototype was successfully implemented on an ibm at clone. (Thesis)

Descriptors :   *MODELS, *IMAGES, *SHADOWS, *MICROCOMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ILLUMINATION, REFLECTION, REFRACTION, POLYGONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Optics
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE