Tobias Alexander Franke

Introducing Tob

Vatican Gardens, The Holy See

Vatican Gardens, The Holy See

Welcome to the home of Tob. My areas of interest and expertise include computer graphics in general, real-time global illumination and augmented reality.

This webpage features a portfolio of projects I’m working on, publications I have been involved in and a casually maintained log to keep it all together. If you have any questions or comments regarding my publications, source code or other things, feel free to contact me at:
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@thefranke says

Wenzel Jakob


The second project "Path Replay Backpropagation: Differentiating Light Paths using Constant Memory and Linear Time" (with @DelioVicini and @seb_spe) fixes a fundamental scalability bottleneck shared by all physically based differentiable rendering done so far. (1/6)

Wenzel Jakob


During the last year, my group has been pondering a great deal about differentiable rendering to understand it theoretically and improve efficiency substantially. I'm excited to share several major discoveries of this work. Full presentations will take place at @siggraph (1/7)

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