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Course paper / final thesis

Screen-space soft shadows for high-resolution terrain rendering

Starting date

1 March 2021

Duration of contract

up to 6 months

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

Goal of this thesis is to compare and implement various screen-space shadowing techniques for 2.5D elevation data.

In the scope of this thesis, a survey on existing screen-space soft shadow (SSSS) algorithms shall be performed, taking into account the specially demands optimization opportunities of 2.5D terrain rendering. The most promising algorithm(s) will be implemented and optimized for this special use-case. Finally, tests and benchmarks shall prove the efficiency of the implementation and the limitations of the approach shall be discussed in detail.

Your qualifications:

  • Computer Science student or similar
  • good programming skills with C++, OpenGL and GLSL
  • experience in working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript is a plus
  • preferably experience in working with Linux

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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