Real-time shading

Marc Olano, Kurt Akeley, John C. Hart, Wolfgang Heidrich, Michael McCool, Jason L. Mitchell, Randi Rost

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Real-time procedural shading was once seen as a distant dream. When the first version of this course was offered four years ago, real-time shading was possible, but only with one-of-a-kind hardware or by combining the effects of tens to hundreds of rendering passes. Today, almost every new computer comes with graphics hardware capable of interactively executing shaders of thousands to tens of thousands of instructions. This course has been redesigned to address today's real-time shading capabilities and to provide more practical information for practitioners. The morning sessions cover the more advanced technical aspects of creating a shading system. The afternoon sessions cover practical details of real-time shading use, including an overview of recently developed algorithms that run well on today's shading hardware and presentations on the latest hardware developments from several leading hardware vendors. The course concludes with the popular panel-style question and answer session, where participants can ask questions of any presenter or suggest topics of discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Aug 8 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2004 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2004Aug 12 2004


OtherInternational Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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