The (tentative) course schedule is as follows. Please note that all the lectures are posted immediately, although we may of course make modifications later. (These are spring 2020 lectures, to which we will make minor modifications as the quarter proceeds).

Week Date Topic PPT PDF YouTube
Week 1 Mar30 Introduction, Basic Raytracing     (Handout: Whitted paper    Haines chapter) PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 1 More Raytracing, Acceleration Structures     (Handout: Hanrahan,   Shirley chapters) PPT PDF YouTube
Week 2 Apr 6 Illumination and Reflection     (Handout: Cohen chapter  Bala chapter PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 8 Global Illumination and Rendering Equation     (Handout: Kajiya paper) PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 12 Assignment 1 Due April 12 Monday, 11:59 PM
Week 3 Apr 13 Monte Carlo Integration   (Handout: Veach Thesis (Ch 2),    Old Stanford Course (part 2) PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 15 Details for Direct Lighting, Specularities PPT PDF YouTube
Week 4 Apr 20 Monte Carlo Path Tracing, Global Illumination  (Handout: Old Siggraph Course Notes,  Cook 84,  Kajiya 86) PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 22 Details for Indirect Lighting PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 22 Assignment 2 Due April 22 Thursday, 11:59 PM
Week 5 Apr 27 (Multiple) Importance Sampling   (Handout: Veach 95) PPT PDF YouTube
Apr 29 BRDFs   (Handout: BRDFs,  Torrance-Sparrow,  Cook-Torrance   Oren-Nayar  Lawrence  Walter) PPT PDF YouTube
May 3 Assignment 3 Due May 3 Monday, 11:59 PM
Week 6 May 4 Sampling and Antialiasing   (Handouts: FVDFH,  Cook86  MC Visibility) PPT PDF
May 6 Advances in High Quality Rendering PPT PDF
Week 7 May11 Monte Carlo Denoising PPT PDF
May13 Environment and Texture Maps      (Handouts: Debevec: History  Light Probes  PBRT Sampling  SIS Paper) PPT PDF
May17 Assignment 4 Due May 17 Monday, 11:59 PM
Week 8 May18 Volumetric Rendering PPT PDF
May20 Precomputed Rendering     (Handouts: Sloan 02  Ng 03  Ng 04  PRT Survey) PPT PDF
Week 9 May25 Image-Based Rendering and Light Fields (Handout: SIGGRAPH 00 Course Notes) PPT PDF
May26 Project proposals with milestone Due May 26 Wednesday, 11:59 PM
May27 Real-Time Rendering 1    (Handouts: Heidrich  Cabral  Shadow Mapping) PPT PDF
Week 10 Jun 1 Real-Time Rendering 2 PPT PDF
Jun 3 Appearance Modeling and Rendering
Finals Week Jun 8 Final projects due June 8 Tuesday, 11:59 PM