Here are some of my favourite links about 3D-Graphics and Rendering:
Free 3D Rendering Software
The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high quality,
totally free tool for creating stunning 3D graphics. It is available in official versions for
all versions of Windows, for DOS, the Macintosh, i86 Linux, SunOS, and Amiga. The source
code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.
Sophisticated Global Illumination standalone rendering
engine, free for personal use and available for Windows (Win32).
A Linux version should be coming soon.
Photorealistic scenery rendering software. Terragen is a work-in-progress
scenery generator for Windows. At this stage of its development, Terragen is free for personal
Free 3D Resources
The Ultimate Resource for Computer Graphic Artists, Web Developers,
CAD Architects, and Scientific Visualization. Thumbnailed 3D-Models and Textures in
various formats, Galleries, Tutorials, Advertisement, VIP-Lounge.
Global Illumination Compendium
The Concise Guide to Global Illumination Algorithms. An effort to bring
together most of the useful formulas and equations for global illumination algorithms in computer
graphics. This site has a link to WinOSi!
Henrik W. Jensen
"The good-looking textured light-sourced bouncy fun smart and stretchy page".
Many very good tutorials about computer graphics (programming).
The Graphics File Formats Page
Real-Time-Raytracer with source, written by Thomas Ludwig, Tutorial about
RaVi-Demo Mod "SpinRaVi"
Ingo Wald, OpenRT
WinOSi related sites
The directory contains some tests (vmd and jpg files), 2 vmd "templates"
that others may or may not find useful, the little WinOSi logo scene which was made by Erik Robson
(rendered in WinOSi).
Jotero WinOSi Forum
Very interesting german site containing a WinOSi discussion group.
Paper Links: Some good books
Advanced Animation and Rendering Techniques
Theory and Practice
Alan Watt, Mark Watt
Addison Wesley Publishing Company, acm press
Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping
Henrik Wann Jensen
A K Peters Ltd.
Generative Modeling for Computer Graphics and CAD
Symbolic Shape Design using Interval Analysis
John M. Snyder
Academic Press, inc.