Dark Hides the Light

Sunday, 24 July, 3:45 pm - 5:35 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom B

HFTS: Hybrid Frustum-Traced Shadows in The Division

This hybrid shadow technique combines the hard-contact shadows of irregular z-buffering with the soft shadows of percentage-closer soft shadows, which generates high-quality shadows from occluders both near and far. The technique is demonstrated in Tom Clancy's The Division.

Jon Story
NVIDIA Corporation

Chris Wyman
NVIDIA Corporation

Sparse Shadow Tree

A shadow-compression technique for global outdoor shadowing that encodes geometry in a GPU-readable, sparse tree, eliminating the need to render static occluders at runtime.

Kevin Myers
Activision Blizzard, Inc.

LightCraft – Extract Light Position and Information From On-Set Photography

A new Industrial Light & Magic production tool used on "Warcraft", "Jurassic World", and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that semi-automatically extracts 3D light position, size, and light composition from on-set photography.

Alex Suter
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Victor Schutz
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Dan Lobl
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Brian Gee
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Rendering Fast & Furious: Supercharged in Stereo for a 400-Foot Curved Screen

For Fast & Furious: Supercharged, MPC needed to produce footage for projection on an enormous U-shaped screen. This raised three main challenges: anticipating the projection warping, recomposing the perspective, and ensuring a consistent stereoscopic effect. The MPC team developed a custom camera model and an "audience experience" validation process.

Rob Pieké
Technicolor, Moving Picture Company

Luma HDRv: An Open-Source High-Dynamic-Range Video Codec Optimized by Large-Scale Testing

Luma HDRv, an open-source solution for encoding high-dynamic-range video, makes use of techniques for adapting the HDR video for compression with a standard video codec and is optimized for best compression performance through a large-scale objective-comparative assessment experiment.

Gabriel Eilertsen
Linköpings universitet

Rafał K. Mantiuk
University of Cambridge

Jonas Unger
Linköpings universitet