[Bf-committers] BIH acceleration structure?
Brecht Van Lommel
brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Tue Feb 26 21:29:40 CET 2008
Forgot to actually attach the patch...
>----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
>Van: Brecht Van Lommel [mailto:brechtvanlommel at pandora.be]
>Verzonden: dinsdag, februari 26, 2008 09:25 PM
>Aan: 'bf-blender developers'
>Onderwerp: Re: [Bf-committers] BIH acceleration structure?
>I integrated BIH code from Sunflow into Blender as a test, I didn't spend time optimizing it to really get a good performance advantage out of it, it was just a quick port from the java code. My guess is to really make raytracing in Blender a lot faster you probably need to check on the ray triangle intersection test too, and decently profile the code. But given the results of those realtime raytracers, it should be possible to get a big performance improvement. I've attached a patch of my code that should work with the latest svn, if you're interested, though don't feel at all obligated to use it, if you want to implement your own that's fine with me.
>>----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
>>Van: Yves Poissant [mailto:ypoissant2 at videotron.ca]
>>Verzonden: dinsdag, februari 26, 2008 04:37 PM
>>Aan: 'bf-blender developers'
>>Onderwerp: Re: [Bf-committers] BIH acceleration structure?
>>Thanks people with the welcome.
>>I'll wait a bit here. I know that Brecht is really busy with Peach already.
>>In the meantime, I'm getting acqainted with Blender and I'm reading Carsten
>>Wachter's (the inventor of the BIH) PhD Thesis which was published just a
>>few weeks ago and where there is an in-depth discussion of the BIH and the
>>different strategies for its implementation. The Thesis is available at
>>http://vts.uni-ulm.de/doc.asp?id=6265 if anyone is interested.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Tom M" <letterrip at gmail.com>
>>To: "Yves Poissant" <ypoissant2 at videotron.ca>; "bf-blender developers"
>><bf-committers at blender.org>
>>Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 5:13 PM
>>Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] BIH acceleration structure?
>>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Yves Poissant <ypoissant2 at videotron.ca>
>>>> Hi there,
>>> quite an impressive resume, we are happy to have you join us.
>>> Regarding BIH,
>>> as mentioned by joe, apparently Brecht worked on BIH some, also Kier
>>> did (as mentioned in the wiki - the University of Toronto students
>>> ended up doing composite nodes instead), but neither BIH effort came
>>> to fruition. I contacted Kier, but apparently the coding he did is
>>> locked away on a laptop that he doesn't have access to and has no idea
>>> when he might have access to it again.
>>> Noone is working on BIH at this time as far as I know, but you might
>>> want to check with Brecht (he follows this mailing list but might be
>>> behind on his reading due to being busy with peach - Brecht Van Lommel
>>> <brechtvanlommel AT pandora DOT be> ) to see if he plans to pick it
>>> back up or if his todo list is long enough that he is unlikely to
>>> return to it in the near future.
>>>> Also, I'm not quite sure what are the custom for such a project. Do I
>>>> to submit something and/or does such a project needs to be approved in
>>> Letting us know of your plans on this list is an excellent start. If
>>> you don't hear from brecht soon, I'd dive in. Once you have it either
>>> finished or good preliminary results please place a patch in the patch
>>> tracker, and email a notice to the list. Also you might want to
>>> provide a testing build for users to play with so that bugs are less
>>> likely to be encountered when the patch is reviewed.
>>> You might also want to stop by #blendercoders on irc.freenode.net
>>> Also we have a weekly meeting on sundays for developer
>>> discussion/decisions - see the wiki for details and times.
>>> (Discussion can take place at any time of the week and on the mailing
>>> list, so the meeting is primarily for decisions and status updates -
>>> also immediately after the meeting the majority of developers are
>>> present so asking questions and discussions have the highest chance of
>>> someone knowledgable in that area being present ).
>>> Glad to have you join us, good luck,
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