Handbook of Digital Image Synthesis: Scientific Foundations of Rendering

Pegoraro, Vincent


The Handbook of Digital Image Synthesis is the most up-to-date reference guide in the rapidly developing field of computer graphics. A wide range of topics, such as, applied mathematics, data structures, and optical perception and imaging help to provide a well-rounded view of the necessary formulas for computer rendering. In addition to this diverse approach, the presentation of the material is substantiated by numerous figures and computer-generated images. From basic principles to advanced theories, this book, provides the reader with a strong foundation of computer formulas and rendering through a step-by-step process.


Key Features:

  • Provides unified coverage of the broad range of fundamental topics in rendering

  • Gives in-depth treatment of the basic and advanced concepts in each topic

  • Presents a step-by-step derivation of the theoretical results needed for implementation

  • Illustrates the concepts with numerous figures and computer-generated images

  • Illustrates the core algorithms using platform-independent pseudo-code


Vincent Pegoraro is a scientific author whose research interests lie in physically-based rendering, on which he has published scholarly articles in the fields of both graphics and visualization. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Saarland University, with the Multimodal Computing and Interaction(M2CI) Cluster of Excellence and the Intel Visual Computing Institute VCI). Dr. Pegoraro earned a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Utah, where he carried out research at the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, and interned within the R&D department of Lucasfilm - Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Before his doctorate, he worked on virtual simulators as an engineer at the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) and as an intern at LIFL/INRIA.