His future's so bright ... he's gotta ray trace shade

Subject: General Tech | April 3, 2007 - 02:21 PM |
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You may remember a front page story back in December, about Ray Tracing and how it works.  Daniel Pohl, who was finishing up a project to get Ray Tracing to work on Quake 3 & 4.  As you saw in the article, Ray Tracing adds depth to surfaces by properly displaying shadows, and takes water reflection to a whole new level. 

He hasn't written anything new for us in a while, as he has been busy trying to get a job, now that he has finished his Master's degree.  Well, he found one, as you can see in this Inq story.  Hiring him for the Intel Applications Research Lab may be a huge leap in any plans Intel may have in merging the CPU and GPU.

Congratulations Daniel!  We are anxiously awaiting to see what you come up with next!

A WHILE AGO, we published an article about Ray-Trace projects
using Quake 3 and Quake 4 game engines. Daniel Pohl, the boy-genius
behind the project, recently completed his degree at Erlangern
University, in cooperation with Saarland Uni. Then Daniel went
searching for a job in the gaming industry, armed with some interesting
ideas supplementing this one.

Pohl's ideas about how physics and collision calculations could be done
using rays of light fell on deaf ears in a multitude of companies, but
for the biggest one. La Intella hired Daniel to work in Applications
Research Lab, exploring the feasibility of Ray-Tracing as a replacement
for raster graphics and enabling greater interactivity inside a virtual
world.

Source: The Inquirer
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