Henrik Wann Jensen
Luxion (makers of KeyShot)
Design Viz //
Render Them Speechless
Henrik Wann Jensen is Chief Scientist and co-founder of Luxion (makers of KeyShot) and Professor Emeritus at
the University of California at San Diego. His research contributions to computer graphics include the photon
mapping algorithm for global illumination, and the first technique for efficiently simulating subsurface
scattering in translucent materials. He previously held positions at Stanford University, MIT, Weta, and Pixar.
He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is the
recipient of an Academy Award for pioneering research in rendering translucent materials.
The demand for product visualization is increasing. Tomorrow’s needs are changing the product experience.
This includes efficiently using visualization throughout product development to presenting product
experiences to customers in visually engaging ways. In this talk we look at anticipating these needs in light of
technology trends and three visualization methods making it possible: Variation Capture, Interactive Product
Configuration, and Complex Material Creation.
We will look at techniques to capture product variations using a novel configuration concept. With these
variations, we will explore how interactive, animated product experiences can be quickly generated for in-
depth design reviews, increased web engagement, and instant VR exploration. We will see how the quality in
these experiences comes through the latest research and development into complex material appearance
including semi-translucent materials and clothing. Lastly, we glimpse new hardware capabilities providing 3D
professionals with never before realized opportunities to create these experiences faster.