The foundations of photo-realistic rendering: From quantum electrodynamics to Maxwell's equations

David C. Banks, Laith Abu-Raddad

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Abstract

Rendering techniques simulate 3D light transport. The typical algorithms only approximate electromagnetic wave interactions. The classical theory of electrodynamics is itself a macroscopic manifestation of the elemental quantum theory of electrodynamics (QED), which describes how individual photons behave. In this paper we explain how QED leads to Maxwell's equations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering, GVE 2007
Pages137-144
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 IASTED International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering, GVE 2008 - Clearwater, FL, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20075 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering, GVE 2007

Other

Other2007 IASTED International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering, GVE 2008
CountryUnited States
CityClearwater, FL
Period3/1/075/1/07

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Keywords

  • Maxwell's equations
  • Photorealistic rendering
  • Quantum electrodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Banks, D. C., & Abu-Raddad, L. (2007). The foundations of photo-realistic rendering: From quantum electrodynamics to Maxwell's equations. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering, GVE 2007 (pp. 137-144). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Graphics and Visualization in Engineering, GVE 2007).