Lightmetrica : A research-oriented renderer
Lightmetrica is a research-oriented renderer mainly for implementing various rendering algorithms. Implementation is written for easy understanding, and easy to profile the performance of the algorithms. All applications are written in C++ language with C++11 standard, and are executable in Windows or Linux environment. Implemented algorithms are written so that users can grasp the relationship between the implementation and the formulation in the original paper.
- Implements various types of global illumination techniques
- Moderately unit tested
- Includes fast SIMD-based math library
- Various options for floating-point precisions (single, double, multi-precision)
- Clean and generalized design according to Veach's formulation
- Clean and easy-to-read log output
- Experiments support
- Plugin support
Dependencies which requires additional installation step.
Specially for VS2012 and VS2013 environement in Windows, we offer x64 binaries in the external submodule.
- Boost (1.53.0 or higher)
- Assimp (3.1.1 or higher)
- FreeImage (3.15.4 or higher)
The following dependencies are contained in the source or the external submodule, so you don't need special setup for them.
- Google test (1.7.0 or higher)
- Pugixml (1.2 or higher)
- SIMD-oriented Fast Mersenne Twister (SFMT) (1.4.1 or higher)
This software contains the following projects:
- Core libraries
liblightmetrica: The main library in which various rendering algorithms are implemented. The project is configured to compiled by the dynamic library (*.so in Linux, *.dll in Windows). The library is shared by the following projects.
liblightmetrica.test: Static library for unit testing.
lightmetrica: The command line renderer interface.
lightmetrica.gui: The GUI renderer interface. Yet to be implemented.
lightmetrica.test: Unit test project for
lightmetrica.perf: Performance test project for
liblightmetrica. Yet to be implemented.
plugin.test: An example plugin
Automatically generated documentation of the latest build is available here.
This software is distributed under GPLv3. For details, see LICENCE file.