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accelerator

BRDF

BRDF stands for bidirectional reflectance distribution function. It is a function (or curve) indicating in which directions incoming light on a surface is reflected. BRDF on Wikipedia

bump map

bump map on Wikipedia

depth of field

depth of field on Wikipedia

emitter

exit portal

EXR file format

filter

gamma

high dynamic range (HDR)

high dynamic range imaging on Wikipedia

image based lighting

image based lighting on Wikipedia

sample

sampler

sigma

surface integrator

TGA file format

tone mapping

turbidity

unbiased rendering