The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Advances in Real-Time Rendering in Games: Part 2

Monday, 8 August 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm | East Building, Ballroom A/B

Advances in real-time graphics research and the ever-increasing power of mainstream GPUs and consoles continue to generate an explosion of innovative algorithms suitable for fast, interactive rendering of complex and engaging virtual worlds. Every year, the latest video games employ a vast variety of sophisticated algorithms to produce ground-breaking 3D rendering that pushs the visual boundaries and interactive experience of rich environments.

This course is the next installment in the established series of SIGGRAPH courses on real-time rendering. It summarizes the best graphics practices and research from the game-development community and provides practical and production-proven algorithms. The first part of the course includes speakers from the makers of several award-winning games, such as Electronic Arts (Vancouver, Montréal, and Black Box), Treyarch, Sony Online, and CCP Games. The focus is on the intersection between the game-development community and state-of-the-art 3D graphics research, and the potential for cross-pollination of knowledge in future games and other interactive applications.


2 pm

2 pm
More Performance Without Quality Compromise: Five Rendering Ideas From Battlefield 3
White & Barre-Brisebois

2:50 pm
Physically Based Lighting in Call of Duty: Black Ops

3:30 pm
Real-Time Image Quilting: Arbitrary Material Blends, Invisible Seams, and No Repeats

4:15 pm
Dynamic Lighting in God of War 3

4:45 pm
Pre-Integrated Skin Shading




Working knowledge of modern real-time graphics APIs like OpenGL or Direct3D and a solid basis in commonly used graphics algorithms. Familiarity with the concepts of programmable shading and shading languages.

Intended Audience

Technical practitioners and developers of graphics engines for visualization, games, or effects rendering who interested in interactive rendering.


Natalya Tatarchuk
Bungie, Inc.

John White
Electronic Arts Black Box

Colin Barré-Brisebois
Electronic Arts Montréal

Dimitar Lazarov

Vassily Fillipov
Sony Santa Monica

Hugh Malan
CCP Games

Christopher Hall
Avalanche Software

Robert Hall
Avalanche Software

David Edwards
Avalanche Software

Eric Penner
Electronic Arts Vancouver