[Bf-committers] GSoC "OpenCL GPGPU Raytracing"

Tom M letterrip at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 10:03:54 CET 2017

Hi Alvis, no you didn't send to the wrong mailing list - sometimes emails
just get overlooked.

While domain specific knowledge is helpful it isn't required for most of
the Blender GSoC projects.  I'd say about 2/3rds could be implemented
without prior significant 3D knowledge (other than basic algebra and
trig).  However, many projects do require quite a bit of coding skill and
possibly reading some math heavy papers, and there are definitely some
projects that would benefit a lot from prior domain experience.

Offhand almost anything in the second half of the page that isn't marked
'high difficulty' is probably approachable without prior experience with 3D
coding.  Even most of the medium difficulty in the first half of the page
would be approachable as long as you have a solid math background and are
capable of reading research papers.


On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:14 AM, Alvis Wong <wongalvis61498 at gmail.com>

> Sorry I've sent it to the wrong mailing list. Nevertheless, I would love to
> know relevant projects on graphics that would be suitable for me with
> knowledge in C/C++, algorithms and GPU programming. It appears that most
> projects require specific domain knowledge on graphics software pipeline,
> which is not something I'm particularly familiar with. Please let me know
> if this would be the right organization for me.
> Once again, thank you and have a nice day!
> Alvis
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Alvis Wong <wongalvis61498 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I am interested in joining in GSoC this year, I have a technical
> > background in C/C++, GPU programming and web development. The "OpenCL
> > Raytracing" caught my attention and I would love to learn more about it.
> > Please let me know if this is the right place to get information
> concerning
> > the plan and technical details of the project. Thanks!
> >
> > This is my first time using mailing list, please let me know if I'm using
> > it inappropriately.
> >
> > Thank you and have a nice day!
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Alvis
> >
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