Welcome to the web site of the Ray Of Light project
Ray Of Light (ROL) is a research project on what is called
realistic or physically based rendering.
Physically based rendering follows the physical behaviour
of light as closely as possible in an effort to predict
what the final appearance of a design will be.
The input data are geometry and physical material properties,
and the output is an image from a given point of view.
Realistic rendering techniques are usually called
global illumination methods in opposition to
early vizualisation and lighting techniques such as
Phong shading that are local illumination techniques.
ROL scenes are now available in the Download Section.
ROL picture gallery is now open.
ROL is now a registered open source project at Source Forge.
Source Forge provides many facilities for developers (CVS repository, bug tracking, etc.).
Because this is a very recent news this web site will be kept alive for a while,
but everything should be moved to Source Forge soon...
You can access the lastest snapshot of ROL via its
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© 2000 Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT)
© 2000 Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA)
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