Little big planet and computer graphics

February 19, 2009

I am fascinated by the possibilities of modern computer graphics. It all began while playing the game Little Big Planet. It does not look like a computer game. It looks like the results of handicraft work with scissors, glue, paper, drapery, etc.

This is "real-time rendering". If you take more time you can render photo-realistic images today. Is the following picture a photograph of the real world ?

There were both rendered with luxrender. See the gallery for many wonderful examples of modern rendering art.

Remark 2020: i had to change the links to luxrender and choose a new example image, because the links were broken.


Well, now i am hooked on computer graphics (again) and i found the following nice and readable books. As an introduction i recommend the book of Akenine-Möller