Handbook of Digital Image Synthesis

Scientific Foundations of Rendering

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Author: Vincent Pegoraro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315395215

Category: Computers

Page: 838

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The Handbook of Digital Image Synthesis constitutes a comprehensive reference guide in the rapidly-developing field of computer graphics, whose applications span not only the movie and gaming industries, but also digital marketing, industrial and architectural design, virtual-environment simulators, and medical imaging. This resource provides an extensive, yet concise, treatment of the elementary principles and advanced concepts underpinning digital image synthesis, while covering a broad range of scientific topics such as pure and applied mathematics, geometric surfaces and data structures, the physics of light interaction and propagation, analytical and numerical simulation schemes, and optical perception and imaging. With its foundations laid from the ground up, the content includes a compilation of the theoretical formulas relevant for practical implementation in an actual rendering system, along with their step-by-step derivation, which provides field practitioners with a thorough understanding of their underlying assumptions and limitations, as well as with the methodologies necessary to adapt the results to new problems. Throughout, the presentation of the material is substantiated by numerous figures and computer-generated images illustrating the core ideas, several tables synthesizing results and industry standards, and platform-independent pseudo-code highlighting the core algorithms, in addition to a large collection of bibliographic references to the literature and an index of the standard scientific terms defined therein, thereby allowing the reader to rapidly harness fundamental notions and experimental trends.

Principles of Digital Image Synthesis

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Author: Andrew S. Glassner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080514758

Category: Computers

Page: 1600

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Image synthesis, or rendering, is a field of transformation: it changes geometry and physics into meaningful images. Because the most popular algorithms frequently change, it is increasingly important for researchers and implementors to have a basic understanding of the principles of image synthesis. Focusing on theory, Andrew Glassner provides a comprehensive explanation of the three core fields of study that come together to form digital image synthesis: the human visual system, digital signal processing, and the interaction of matter and light. Assuming no more than a basic background in calculus, Glassner transforms his passion and expertise into a thorough presentation of each of these disciplines, and their elegant orchestration into modern rendering techniques such as radiosity and ray tracing.

Handbook of Digital Imaging

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Author: Michael Kriss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470510595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1824

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A comprehensive and practical analysis and overview of the imaging chain through acquisition, processing and displayThe Handbook of Digital Imaging provides a coherent overview of the imaging science amalgam, focusing on the capture, storage and display of images. The volumes are arranged thematically to provide a seamless analysis of the imaging chain from source (image acquisition) to destination (image print/display). The coverage is planned to have a very practical orientation to provide a comprehensive source of information for practicing engineers designing and developing modern digital imaging systems. The content will be drawn from all aspects of digital imaging including optics, sensors, quality, control, colour encoding and decoding, compression, projection and display.• Contains approximately 50, highly illustrated articles (ranging from 20-40 pages), printed in full colour throughoutComprehensive 3-volume set, also available on Wiley Online Library. • Over 50 Contributors, with contributors from Europe, US and Asia. Contributors are both and from academia and industryThe 3 volumes will be organized thematically for enhanced usability:Volume 1: Image Capture and Storage• Image Capture and Storage Volume 2: Image Display and Reproduction• Image Display and Projection• Hardcopy Technology• Halftoning and Physical Evaluation• Models for Halftone ReproductionVolume 3: Imaging System Applications• Media Imaging• Remote Imaging• Medical and Forensic ImagingIdeal for engineers and designers in the dynamic global imaging and display industries

An Introduction to Ray Tracing

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Author: Andrew S. Glassner

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780122861604

Category: Computers

Page: 327

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The creation of ever more realistic 3D images is central to the development of computer graphics. Ray tracing is one of the most popular and powerful means by which photo-realistic images can now be created. From fundamental principles to advanced applications, this guide provides how-to procedures and a detailed understanding of the scientific foundations of ray tracing. Richly illustrated with color and b&w plates.

Digital image synthesis and inverse optics

9-13 July 1990, San Diego, California

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Author: Arthur F. Gmitro,Paul S. Idell,Ivan J. LaHaie

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819404121

Category: Computers

Page: 818

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Graphics Gems

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Author: Andrew S. Glassner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080507530

Category: Computers

Page: 864

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"The GRAPHICS GEMS Series" was started in 1990 by Andrew Glassner. The vision and purpose of the Series was - and still is - to provide tips, techniques, and algorithms for graphics programmers. All of the gems are written by programmers who work in the field and are motivated by a common desire to share interesting ideas and tools with their colleagues. Each volume provides a new set of innovative solutions to a variety of programming problems.

Principles of Digital Image Processing

Fundamental Techniques

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Author: Wilhelm Burger,Mark J. Burge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848001916

Category: Computers

Page: 261

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This easy-to-follow textbook provides a modern, algorithmic introduction to digital image processing. It concentrates on practical applications and working implementations whilst also presenting important formal details and the necessary mathematics.

Handbook of Medical Image Processing and Analysis

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Author: Isaac Bankman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080559148

Category: Computers

Page: 1000

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The Handbook of Medical Image Processing and Analysis is a comprehensive compilation of concepts and techniques used for processing and analyzing medical images after they have been generated or digitized. The Handbook is organized into six sections that relate to the main functions: enhancement, segmentation, quantification, registration, visualization, and compression, storage and communication. The second edition is extensively revised and updated throughout, reflecting new technology and research, and includes new chapters on: higher order statistics for tissue segmentation; tumor growth modeling in oncological image analysis; analysis of cell nuclear features in fluorescence microscopy images; imaging and communication in medical and public health informatics; and dynamic mammogram retrieval from web-based image libraries. For those looking to explore advanced concepts and access essential information, this second edition of Handbook of Medical Image Processing and Analysis is an invaluable resource. It remains the most complete single volume reference for biomedical engineers, researchers, professionals and those working in medical imaging and medical image processing. Dr. Isaac N. Bankman is the supervisor of a group that specializes on imaging, laser and sensor systems, modeling, algorithms and testing at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey, in 1977, the MSc degree in Electronics from University of Wales, Britain, in 1979, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, in 1985. He is a member of SPIE. Includes contributions from internationally renowned authors from leading institutions NEW! 35 of 56 chapters have been revised and updated. Additionally, five new chapters have been added on important topics incluling Nonlinear 3D Boundary Detection, Adaptive Algorithms for Cancer Cytological Diagnosis, Dynamic Mammogram Retrieval from Web-Based Image Libraries, Imaging and Communication in Health Informatics and Tumor Growth Modeling in Oncological Image Analysis. Provides a complete collection of algorithms in computer processing of medical images Contains over 60 pages of stunning, four-color images

Handbook of Methods in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

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Author: Paul F. Kemp,Jonathan J. Cole,Barry F. Sherr,Evelyn B. Sherr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873715645

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Handbook of Methods in Aquatic Microbial Ecology is the first comprehensive compilation of 85 fundamental methods in modern aquatic microbial ecology. Each method is presented in a detailed, step-by-step format that allows readers to adopt new methods with little difficulty. The methods represent the state of the art, and many have become standard procedures in microbial research and environmental assessment. The book also presents practical advice on how to apply the methods. It will be an indispensable reference for marine and freshwater research laboratories, environmental assessment laboratories, and industrial research labs concerned with microbial measurements in water.

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

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Author: Roger T. Dean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887136

Category: Music

Page: 624

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The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.