SEMINAR: The Radiance Synthetic Imaging System: A Retrospective
The lighting and daylight simulation software known as Radiance was originally developed at LBL in the mid 80's, with its first public release in 1989. Since then, it has been expanded and refined by the author with help from an active and dedicated user community. Radiance officially became Open Source in the early 2000's under a BSD-like license, although it was always shared as C code for numerous reasons. This year, the software was honored with the 2018 VELUX Daylight Award for Daylight Research at a ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. In this talk, the speaker will discuss the genesis and evolution of the software, highlighting numerous examples and applications. This will be an modest expansion of the more constrained talk given in Lausanne, leaving plenty of time for questions.
Principal, Anyhere Software
Greg Ward has been a computer graphics researcher since 1985, and is the principal author of the Radiance rendering system. His research includes global illumination, reflectance models, high dynamic range image processing, display and color perception. He is currently employed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and consulting for Irystec, Inc. and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.