PHOTON!!


PHOTON
Photo-realistic Image Rendering



PHOTON is a project which features a unique approach to computer graphics; incorporating new hardware and software ideas to provide the world's first photo-realistic 3-D rendering and viewing environment.

PHOTON incoporates a number of new ideas that are currently being tested: A hardware configuration that provides perfect stereoptic separation and is within human perception limits for monocular depth, contrast, resolution, and color differences; a software model that accounts for everything light does that affects human perception; and an unusual direct comparison between reality, digitally-photographed reality, and computer- synthesized imagery that may bring computer graphics to its long-sought goal of perfect realism for the first time. We combine expertise in the areas of computer hardware, computer software, optical physics, and human perception to succeed in this venture.



Software Hardware The Team



Contact: John Gustafson john.gustafson@sun.com