## Python-Fast-Raytracer

A basic Ray Tracer that exploits numpy arrays and functions to work fast. The code is written keeping as much readability as possible.

- Refraction
- Thin film interference
- Textures
- Monte Carlo Ray Tracing with importance sampling
- Relativistic optical effects

## Installation

Just clone or download this repo. You'll need to install two packages.

- Pillow is a fork of the PIL package. It provides the Image module for this application. to install it run the following.

```
pip install pillow
```

- Numpy is a scientific package that helps with mathematical functions.

```
pip install numpy
```

## Examples

See the examples to see how to render the following images:

```
python example1.py
```

```
python example2.py
```

```
python example3.py
```

```
python example4.py
```

```
python example_cornell_box.py
```

Some animations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt9vAcZQT4A

A basic version of this raytracer can be found here: https://github.com/jamesbowman/raytrace