[Bf-committers] GSoC 2017 - student introduction

Tom M letterrip at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 22:29:46 CEST 2017

Hi Michael,

the deadline for submissions is April 3rd.

Congratulations on your international olympiad success.

Here is information about what UDIM is,



So whereever UVs are mapped to images in blender and cycles, will need to
have changes to support UVs outside of the 0-1 range.

I think Sergey mentioned a UDIM library but I'm not sure what he was
refering to - perhaps the UDIM support of openimageio?

Hopefully he can clarify,

For curved motion blur there are probably papers on it, but not sure which
would be relevant,

there is a recent paper for volumetric motion blur


for the GSoC application template,

Good luck,


On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 10:38 AM, Natalevich Mikhail <natalevichmv at gmail.com>

> Good evening, Blender development community.
> My name is Michael Natalevich, and I'm pursing a Bachelor degree in CS at
> Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus).  I'm a successful olympiad
> participant, and won a silver medal at International Olympiad in
> Informatics 2016. That's why I enjoy optimization, improving quality and
> creating effective, complicated algorithms.
> About Blender and GSoC:
> I've heard about GSoC just few days ago from friends at the university.
> Blender caught my attention immediately, and I would like to work with you
> and contribute very much. I'm new to 3D graphics and rendering, but now I'm
> reading a lot about it, because I find it extremely interesting. In fact,
> now I would enjoy to write a renderer myself.
> Coding background:
> Having implemented lots of algorithms at various olympiads, I feel
> confident using C++ (STL in particular), and GitHub. I've also got a
> project on OpenCL about finding edges in the picture. Moreover, I have some
> (but not fluent) knowledge of Python. Unfortunately, I haven't contributed
> to open source projects yet.
> Blender projects:
> I would appreciate a chance to work on UDIM support, Cycles Motion Blur
> improvements or Cycles anamorphic breathing, because they require (I hope)
> deep analysis and interesting ideas.
> Questions:
> What concepts should I know to potentially work on one of these projects?
> Could you send a link to a good information source on the topic?
> Thank you in advance,
> Michael Natalevich.
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