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Python-Fast-Raytracer

A basic Ray Tracer that exploits numpy arrays and functions to work fast. The code is written keeping as much readability as possible.

animation

  • [x] Refraction
  • [x] Thin film interference
  • [x] Textures
  • [x] Monte Carlo Ray Tracing with importance sampling
  • [ ] Relativistic optical effects

Installation

Just clone or download this repo. You'll need to install two packages.

  1. Pillow is a fork of the PIL package. It provides the Image module for this application. to install it run the following.
pip install pillow
  1. Numpy is a scientific package that helps with mathematical functions.
pip install numpy

Examples

See the examples to see how to render the following images:

python example1.py

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python example2.py

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python example3.py

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python example4.py

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python example_cornell_box.py

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Some animations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt9vAcZQT4A

A basic version of this raytracer can be found here: https://github.com/jamesbowman/raytrace


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