Rendering With Radiance: The Art And Science Of Lighting Visualization
 
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Rendering With Radiance: The Art And Science Of Lighting Visualization [Hardcover]

Greg Ward Larson , Rob Shakespeare
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Book Description

April 26, 2004
Radiance is a unique suite of lighting-visualization programs that is capable of true photo-quality light simulation for existing, imagined, or reconstructed scenes. The potential benefits of this facility to computer graphics practitioners, illumination engineers, and designers are enormous, and this unique book makes these benefits accessible. This book replaces the now out-of-print first edition (ISBN 1-55860-499-5). The ISBN printed on the back cover of the book is 0-9745381-0-8.


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"With Rendering with Radiance, we now have a user's manual that fully complements the capabilities of its namesake. This truly is a remarkable book."
—Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., LC, Vice President, R & D, byHeart Consultants Limited --—Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., LC, Vice President, R & D, byHeart Consultants Limited

From the Back Cover

"With Rendering with Radiance, we now have a user's manual that fully complements the capabilities of its namesake. This truly is a remarkable book."

Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., LC

Vice President, R & D

byHeart Consultants Limited


The Radiance Lighting Simulation and Rendering System is a unique suite of lighting-visualization programs that is capable of true photo-quality light simulation for existing, imagined, or reconstructed scenes. The potential benefits of this facility to computer graphics practitioners, illumination engineers, and designers are enormous, and this unique book makes these benefits accessible by providing a comprehensive tutorial and reference for Radiance.


  • A graduated set of tutorials introduces the new user slowly while allowing the more advanced user to immediately begin at the appropriate level.

  • Five Radiance experts provide extensive example applications in lighting analysis, daylight simulation, animation, roadway lighting, theatre lighting, and exterior lighting, with many full color illustrations.

  • Advanced chapters detail the actual calculation methods Radiance uses for local and global illumination.

Whether the task is to render production-quality animations, design a museum gallery, or present an accurate facsimile of a site in court, Rendering with Radiance is an invaluable resource. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 690 pages
  • Publisher: Booksurge Llc; Revised edition (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974538108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974538105
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,217,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book available on architectural visualization November 19, 1998
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Format:Hardcover
The following review of "Rendering with Radiance" was published in the November 1998 issue of "Lighting Design + Application" magazine. It has been posted to AMAZON.COM by the author.
Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., LC byHeart Consultants Limited 620 Ballantree Road West Vancouver, BC Canada V7S 1W3 e-mail: byheart@acm.org
Lighting Design + Application contact:
Mark Newman, Editor Lighting Design + Application Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 120 Wall Street, 17th Floor New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212) 248-5000
Rendering with Radiance Greg Ward Larson and Rob Shakespeare ISBN 1-55860-499-5, Hard Cover 664 pages; 1998; Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Many LD+A readers know Radiance as a lighting design and analysis program that was developed by Greg Ward (Larson) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Those who have investigated Radiance know that it is freely available, but usable only if you have a UNIX workstation and the patience to master more than 50 software tools. In ten years, it has attracted a coterie of fewer than 400 dedicated users.
Rendering with Radiance will undoubtedly change this. Originally conceived as a UNIX-style technical manual, the book is much more. It offers several tutorials, numerous application examples, and detailed discussions of the program's underlying mathematical algorithms. The accompanying CD-ROM includes example images, Radiance models and material libraries, reference manuals, and fully commented C source code for Radiance 3.1.
Despite first impressions, this book is not about computer graphics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revised Edition now available May 9, 2004
Format:Hardcover
Back by popular demand, Rendering with Radiance, Revised Edition is now available at a lower price. The authors have retained the publishing rights from Morgan Kaufman and are now self-publishing the book. It should be available through Amazon.com and others shortly. The new ISBN is 0-9745381-0-8. The revised edition corrects some typos, and eliminates the color plates and CD-ROM.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rendering with Radiance is for everyone March 19, 1998
Format:Hardcover
As a contributor to the text, I am a bit biased, but I do think you will find the book's numerous chapters very helpful for folks of a wide range of skill levels. It is a great resource guide, reference book and tutorial. It includes the Radiance executables for a few Unix platforms on the CD-ROM! These alone will save you an hour or two. The book is well worth the money, but don't take my word for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Correction--Revised Edition ISBN is 0-9745381-0-8 June 9, 2004
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The Rendering with Radiance...Revised Edition ISBN is 0-9745381-0-8
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1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the colour pics ??? May 6, 2008
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I bought this book, but there are no colour pics, only poor quality black and white images ( page 328 onwards ) All the other books i have seen have colour pics - why not this one ? - this is a rip off. And Amazon has no where to complain about this ... Greg, please help !
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