Machine Learning and Rendering

Machine learning techniques just recently enabled dramatic improvements in both realtime and offline rendering. In this course, we introduce the basic principles of machine learning and review their relations to rendering. Besides fundamental facts like the mathematical identity of reinforcement learning and the rendering equation, we cover efficient and surprisingly elegant solutions to light transport simulation, participating media, noise removal, and anti-aliasing.

Authors: 
Jaroslav Křivánek (Charles University)
Jan Novák (Disney Research)
Anton Kaplanyan (Oculus Research)
Publication Date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018