September 2, 2018
Capabilities of the Paranumal Accelerated Ray Tracer:
Whitted based ray transport (link).
Stack based multiple scattering.
Primitives: spheres, cylinders, cones, planes, triangles, disks.
Field of view emulated using Monte Carlo ray casting through thin lens.
Reflective or refractive objects.
Demoed here with simple collision dynamics.
Reference: Whitted, T., 2005, July. An improved illumination model for shaded display. In ACM Siggraph 2005 Courses (p. 4). ACM.
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