The history of early computing technology The history of early computing technology Early contributions to computation influenced the development of graphics technology. This chapter addresses some of the more important of these contributions. Radiosity Factory, Cornell University — The study of the history of CGI computer generated imagery is an important part of our overall educational experience, not necessarily to build on the historical precedent, but to gain an understanding of the evolution of our discipline and to gain a respect for the key developments that have brought us to where we are.
The CommandListExecutor is a class that is spawned in its own thread and its only responsibility is to receive recorded command lists from the different passes and to execute them in groups. BRE has a task-based architecture for parallel draw submission.
For this we chose Intel TBB to create tbb:: Its respective passes are in charge to begin the recording and to send already recorded command lists to the CommandListExecutor to be executed.
BRE RenderManager has a list of passes.
When the passes are initialized by the RenderManager, they create the pipeline state object PSO for each type of command list recorder they use. In this way, we do not pay the cost of generating PSO while the application is running but at initialization time only. Each pass is responsible for executing a list of CommandListRecorders, set resource barriers, clear render targets, etc.
In the following image, you can see the passes that BRE has at the time of writing this article. We mentioned the CommandListRecorders. Also, in the command list recording, the PSO never changes, and we do not pay the penalty of this.
To avoid inserting redundant barriers, we have a ResourceStateManager where we track the current state of all the resources.
Each pass is responsible for checking the state of the resource and deciding if set a resource barrier or not. Also, we use 3 or 4 buffer swap chain. R and G components used to store normal in view space based on octahedron normal vector encoding. B component used to store material roughness. RGB used for base color.
For the depth, instead of creating a new buffer, we reuse the depth buffer. The following video is a demo of BRE Advertisements.Polly Ing is an accomplished computer graphics artist and leader. She has over 20 years of experience in the visual effects industry and is currently a senior engineering program manager at Apple, Inc.
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