Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Digital Production Arts
This thesis covers the implementation and use of a node based volume modeling and ren- dering toolkit for python. The first part of the thesis covers the code structure of the toolkit, the implementation of the nodes, and how they are evaluated. Operator graphs are built from nodes to create and shape volumes. During volume rendering these graphs are evaluated for the density and color values. The second part of the thesis covers how the toolkit was used to create and render volumetric effects by emulating an effect seen in a movie. The animation of the effect, the use of the toolkit and compositing the effect are all discussed.
Kern, Robert, "A Node Based Volume Modeling and Rendering Toolkit for Python" (2012). All Theses. 1521.