Division Event

Senior thesis defense: Ravi Bhatt

Ravi BhattUndergraduate SeniorUniversity of Michigan
4941 Beyster BuildingMap
Ravi Bhatt

Ravi will present his senior thesis talk at this public event.

Abstract: Stencil shadows remain one of the viable realtime shadow algorithms which preserve surface detail. However, existing approaches for generating the mesh silhouette polygons necessary for computing shadow areas suffer from scalability issues because they rely on non-optimal GPU features like geometry shaders, or are forced to use excessive memory when leveraging compute shaders. We present a proof-of-concept method for generating shadow volumes in real-time rasterization environments by taking advantage of Mesh Shaders in modern graphics APIs.

Ravi’s thesis advisor is Prof. Sugih Jamin. His secondary reader is CSE lecturer Austin Yarger.