Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, LTH


CS MSc Thesis Presentation 14 October 2022


From: 2022-10-14 14:15 to 15:00
Place: E:4130 (Lucas)
Contact: birger [dot] swahn [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se
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One Computer Science MSc thesis to be presented on 14 October

Friday, 14 October there will be a master thesis presentation in Computer Science at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering.

The presentation will take place in E:4130 (Lucas).

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14:15-15:00 in E:4130 (Lucas)

Presenter: Lukas Mattsson
Title: Simulating optical depth for participating media using ray tracing
Examiner: Flavius Gruian​​​​​​​
Supervisors: Michael Doggett (LTH), Calle Lejdfors (Tencent)

Recent developments in graphics hardware have made it possible to use ray tracing for rendering real-time applications via hardware acceleration. In this thesis we explore how ray tracing can be used to improve the appearance of participating media, such as smoke, while still rendering quickly enough to be used in real-time applications, like video games. In this thesis we focus on a particular aspect of participating media, optical depth. The participating media is represented as a collection of particles which are ray traced through in order to get the distances through participating media that light has to travel through to reach each particle. We find that the images produced by the final renderer is of good quality and performs well enough to use in real-time applications with average frame times of between 1.70ms and 3.78ms.

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