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About the Author

Kevin Suffern is an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), where he has been teaching since 1982. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Design, Architecture, and Building at UTS. Over the last four years he has won four teaching awards in recognition of his work in ray tracing. His artwork, which is produced using the ray tracer described in the book, has won two international awards, has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, and has been presented as a SIGGRAPH sketch.

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April 16, 2008

I have put Chapter 31 and a revised version of the texture images on the Downloads page. (Figure 31.42 used some textures that were not included in the first version).

Kevin Suffern

March 29, 2008

I have put the texture images and Chapters 29 and 30 on the Downloads page.

Kevin Suffernn

January 27, 2008

I have put Chapters 26, 27, and 28 on the Downloads page.

Kevin Suffernn

December 14, 2007

I have put two new files on the Downloads page. The first contains sample code for Chapters 3-24. The second contains all the un-textured PLY files.

Kevin Suffern

September 25, 2007

Welcome to the website for the book Ray Tracing from the Ground Up. You can download the ray traced images, the illustrations, skeleton ray tracers, a sample chapter, and a set of animations.

There will also be individual downloads for Chapters 3-31. These contain the ray traced images, and build functions for most of the images. Build functions are C++ code files for constructing scenes.

Several chapter downloads contain additional images, additional C++ code, triangle mesh data, and texture images. There are currently downloads available for chapters 3 - 10.

You can report mistakes in the book and bugs in the code by e-mailing me at the address on the contact page. You can also e-mail me about other ray tracing matters.

If you would like to be notified when I've put new material on this site, please subscribe to the mailing list, which will be enabled shortly. I'm currently working on the remaining chapter downloads.

Kevin Suffern


Ray traced images
Ray Traced Images (125Mb)
Animations (74Mb)