Welcome to the DC/NoVA Papers We Love meetup!
Papers We Love is an international organization centered around the appreciation of computer science research papers. There's so much we can learn from the landmark research that shaped the field and the current studies that are shaping our future. Our goal is to create a community of tech professionals passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. Come join us!
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// Tentative Schedule
• 7:00-7:30–Informal paper discussion
• 7:30-7:35–Introduction and announcements
• 7:35-8:40–Papers and Discussion: The Rendering Equation (http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~cutler/classes/advancedgraphics/S08/lectures/kajiya.pdf) with Gareth Morgan
• 8:40-9:00–Informal paper discussion
CustomInk Cafe (3rd Floor)
Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave #300
Fairfax, VA 22031
We'll be right inside from Custom Ink's 3rd floor patio. Easiest access is by taking the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor walkway from the parking garage along Glass Alley. You can also take the stairs going up that are around the corner from True Food, the stairs with giraffe art on the wall.
If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting.
Gareth has said, "This paper is one of the most important 3D graphics papers in the subject's history. The rendering equation put forth by James Kajiya is the foundation of many of the rendering techniques used in modern graphics. Anytime a computer generates physically accurate image it is actually attempting to solve the rendering equation"
You can get a PDF of this paper at http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~cutler/classes/advancedgraphics/S08/lectures/kajiya.pdf and we'll have copies available when you arrive.