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Perfecting Digital Imaging
July 22, 2013
Three Harvard University papers presented at SIGGRAPH this week aim to improve computer graphics and display technologies! One tackles the challenge of rendering realistic translucent objects like soap, the second creates a new type of 3-D display technology, and the third makes color grading accessible to amateur videographers.
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