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Matt Tancik's Luma AI SIGGRAPH Talk Now Available

Michael Rubloff

Michael Rubloff

Sep 25, 2023

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NeRFs were a prominent topic at SIGGRAPH this year, drawing attention through multiple panels focused on them. A notable discussion led by Matt Tancik is now accessible online for the public.

It struck me as amusing that Matt title was a Ph.D. graduate working at Luma, rather than as one of the original creators of NeRF.

Matt delves into the evolution of creation, transitioning from depicting the world through painting to the advancements in 3D technology, which now require approximately 30 seconds. He provides a comprehensive breakdown of NeRFs' functionality and the underlying mathematics. If you find the workings of NeRF perplexing, this discussion is highly recommended.

If you're interested in seeing other talks given by Matt Tancik, take a look at his lecture at MIT earlier this year. It's fascinating!

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