Prof. McGuire, Mike Mara ’12, and Jamie Lesser ’17 attended the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games in San Francisco this February of 2017.
Prof. McGuire presented work on Light Field Probes with Mike Mara, Prof. Nowrouzezahrai of McGill, and Dr. Luebke of NVIDIA that received the Best Presentation Award. This paper describes a new efficient algorithm for simulating glossy reflection in 3D games.
Prof. McGuire also coauthored a paper on Hashed Alpha Testing with Dr. Chris Wyman of NVIDIA that was selected for an invited IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics followup paper. This work solves a long-standing computer graphics problem with leaves and hair that previously caused them to disappear in the distance.
Profs. McGuire and Nowrouzezahrai were furthermore selected as the co-chairs for next year’s conference, which they announced would be held in Montreal.