Andrew Kensler

Graphics Publications

Fun trivia – my Erdős number is 3:

  1. John Horton Conway
  2. Tom Duff
  3. Andrew Kensler (me)


orthogonal.png Orthogonal Array Sampling for Monte Carlo Rendering (bib) by Wojciech Jarosz, Afnan Enayet, Andrew Kensler, Charlie Kilpatrick, and Per Christensen. Computer Graphics Forum, July 2019. (Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2019.)


renderman.png RenderMan: An Advanced Path-Tracing Architecture for Movie Rendering (bib) by Per Christensen, Julian Fong, Jonathan Shade, Wayne Wooten, Brenden Schubert, Andrew Kensler, Stephen Friedman, Charlie Kilpatrick, Cliff Ramshaw, Marc Bannister, Brenton Rayner, Jonathan Brouillat, and Max Liani. ACM Transactions on Graphics, August 2018.

pmj.png Progressive Multi-Jittered Sample Sequences (bib) by Per Christensen, Andrew Kensler, and Charlie Kilpatrick. Computer Graphics Forum, July 2018. (Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2018.)


orthonormal.png Building an Orthonormal Basis, Revisited (bib) by Tom Duff, James Burgess, Per Christensen, Christophe Hery, Andrew Kensler, Max Liani, and Ryusuke Villemin. Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques, March 2017.


checkpoint.png Progressive Render Checkpoint Workflows in Production (bib) by Alex Harvill, Andrew Kensler, and David Laur. ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 Talks, July 2015.


cmj.png Correlated Multi-Jittered Sampling (bib) by Andrew Kensler. Pixar Technical Memo #13-01, March 2013.


updates.png Fast, Effective BVH Updates for Animated Scenes (bib) by Daniel Kopta, Thiago Ize, Josef Spjut, Erik Brunvand, Al Davis, and Andrew Kensler. Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, March 2012.


dissertation.png Software Algorithms for Hardware Ray Tracing (bib) by Andrew Kensler. Ph.D. dissertation, School of Computing, University of Utah, May 2011.


csgimplicits.png CSG Operations of Arbitrary Primitives with Interval Arithmetic and Real-Time Ray Tracing (bib) (tr) by Younis Hijazi, Aaron Knoll, Mathias Schott, Andrew Kensler, Charles Hansen, and Hans Hagen. Scientific Visualization: Advance Concepts, February 2010.


trax.png TRaX: A Multicore Hardware Architecture for Real-Time Ray Tracing (bib) by Josef Spjut, Andrew Kensler, Daniel Kopta, and Erik Brunvand. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, December 2009.

hwnoise.png Hardware-Accelerated Gradient Noise for Graphics (bib) by Josef Spjut, Andrew Kensler and Erik Brunvand. Proceedings of the 19th ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, May 2009.

implicits.png Fast Ray Tracing of Arbitrary Implicit Surfaces with Interval and Affine Arithmetic (bib) (tr) by Aaron Knoll, Younis Hijazi, Andrew Kensler, Mathias Schott, Charles Hansen, and Hans Hagen. Computer Graphics Forum, February 2009.


tree.png Tree Rotations for Improving Bounding Volume Hierarchies (bib) by Andrew Kensler. Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing, August 2008.

noise.png Better Gradient Noise (bib) by Andrew Kensler, Aaron Knoll and Peter Shirley. SCI Institute, University of Utah, Technical Report #UUSCI-2008-001, April 2008.


stream.png SIMD Ray Stream Tracing - SIMD Ray Traversal with Generalized Ray Packets and On-the-fly Re-Ordering (bib) by Ingo Wald, Christiaan P. Gribble, Solomon Boulos and Andrew Kensler. SCI Institute, University of Utah, Technical Report #UUSCI-2007-012, August 2007.

particle.png A Coherent Grid Traversal Approach to Visualizing Particle-based Simulation Data (bib) by Christiaan P. Gribble, Thiago Ize, Andrew Kensler, Ingo Wald, and Steven G. Parker. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, July/August 2007.


grid.png Ray Tracing Animated Scenes using Coherent Grid Traversal (bib) by Ingo Wald, Thiago Ize, Andrew Kensler, Aaron Knoll, and Steven G. Parker. ACM Transactions on Graphics, July 2006. (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2006.)

triangle.png Optimizing Ray-Triangle Intersection via Automated Search (bib) by Andrew Kensler and Peter Shirley. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing, September 2006. (Best paper award.)