Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Jerry Tessendorf, Committee Chair
Dr. Brian Malloy
This thesis presents Cackle, a GPU accelerated path tracer for rendering 3D fractals. It is comprised of a GLSL viewer for real-time visualization and a series of CUDA kernels for offline rendering. Cackle supports both point lights and environment lights for lighting. A Cook-Torrance shading model was implemented for materials. The results are demonstrated with a series of renders and a discussion on artistic scene selection and lighting.
Shore, Zachary, "Rendering 3D Fractals" (2018). All Theses. 2879.