CS6620 - Ray Tracing for Graphics

Project 10 - Glossy Materials and Soft Shadows.


Rendered in 0:20:10 with eight threads and four bounces.

Machine Specs

Running Windows 10 on a Bootcamped MacBook Pro
Processor Intel Core i7 2.50 GHz
RAM 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Card Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

Project Stumbling Blocks

After implementing soft shadows, I was getting a bunch of dark specs everywhere.

I noticed that instead of calculating the direction to the new light position I was calculating the direction from the old light position to the new light position.