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Lightworks to Present Paper at SIGGRAPH Conference

Lightworks, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced that Manuel Gamito – one of the Company’s development team - will be presenting a paper at this year’s Siggraph Conference in Los Angeles.

Press Release from SIGGRAPH

SHEFFIELD, UK (13 July 2010) - Lightworks, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced that Manuel Gamito – one of the Company’s development team - will be presenting a paper at this year’s Siggraph Conference in Los Angeles.

The Siggraph Computer Graphics Conference is renowned for being the leading conference in its field and Lightworks is delighted that Manuel will be taking an active part in this important conference. Manuel has been working for Lightworks since 2008 and his work is focused on efficient parallel photorealistic image generation. His paper, entitled ‘Accurate Multi-Dimensional Poisson-Disk Sampling’ is co-authored with Steve Maddock from The University of Sheffield and presents research on techniques for increasing the performance of Global Illumination and Anti-Aliasing processes in real-world situations.

Manuel commented, “The technique that I will be presenting has already been implemented in the new rendering software that Lightworks is developing. It addresses the efficient generation of Poisson-disk sample distributions in a space, with any number of dimensions.”

Siggraph Conference delegates can attend the presentation of this paper on *Tuesday 27th July*, as part of the ‘Geometry Algorithms and Sampling’ session, between 15.30 and 17.30 in *Room 502B*

*Synopsis*/Poisson-disk distributions have been found to be optimal for computer graphics because they are random and yet all the samples are reasonably equidistant to their nearest neighbours. This has significant applications for graphics techniques such as anti-aliasing, final gathering or texturing. Previous techniques were either very expensive or had to introduce simplifications, due to speed concerns, that compromised the quality of the sample distributions. The proposed method is statistically correct, works on 2D, 3D or even higher dimensions, and is made efficient through the use of a spatial subdivision tree./

Lightworks is the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Lightworks continues to develop products to provide customers with innovative and market-focused solutions for the creation of powerful and easy-to-use rendering applications. Renowned for providing physically accurate visualisation of real-world objects and environments, Lightworks is the ideal choice for companies wanting to target the Architectural, Interior and Mechanical Design markets.  Lightworks gives customers fast and efficient access to leading-edge rendering technology, resulting in shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market for new products, and lower software development costs.

Lightworks technology is embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 3 million users worldwide.

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