|Grand Prize: Bin Chen's "Magical Lotus"|
The class, “CSE 168: Rendering Algorithms” is taught by Henrik Wann Jensen, UCSD’s Academy Award winning computer scientist, well known for his contributions to photo-realistic, computer-generated humans in the movies.
Each contestant had 4 minutes to describe how his or her realistic image was rendered using software that each student developed as part of the class.
“Another great year. The students did an outstanding job,” said Jensen after the presentations.
Matthias Zwicker, a computer science professor at the Jacobs School, Wojciech Jarosz, the course TA and Iman Sadeghi, who won last year, served as the judges.
Computer science graduate student Bin Chen took home the grand prize: admission to SIGGRAPH 2008, the premier computer graphs and interactive techniques conference.
|Grand Prize: Bin Chen's "Magical Lotus"
Bin created a realistic scene depicting two lotus flowers in a pond. He implemented a number of techniques including translucency using photon mapping, depth of field, ray marching, tone mapping, and bloom. He won a Full Conference trip to SIGGRAPH 2008 for his effort.
James Whiteside's "Cats in a Hallway"
|Duc Dung Pham's "Rendering the sun at early morning"|
|Iman Mostafavi's "Xenopus embryos"|
|Krystle de Mesa's "Frog in the Forest"|
|Robert Thomas's "Wine Glass"|
|Terence Kim's "On the Playing Field"|