CS87/187 focuses on advanced computer graphics techniques for realistic image synthesis. This course is designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in obtaining an in-depth understanding of physically based rendering and light transport simulation. Students will learn about the principles of how light interacts with a scene and how to translate the associated image formation problem into efficient rendering algorithms. By the end of the quarter, students will understand and know how to im­plement many of the core algorithms used for rendering photorealistic images for architectural pre-visualization, visual effects, and 3D animated films.