Tobias Alexander Franke

Introducing Tob

Harbour Air, Vancouver, Canada

Harbour Air, Vancouver, Canada

Welcome to the home of Tob. My areas of interest and expertise include computer graphics in general, real-time global illumination and augmented reality. I work at Huawei as Principal Game Engine Architect.

This webpage features a portfolio of projects I’m working on, publications I have been involved in and a casually maintained log to keep it all together. If you have any questions or comments regarding my publications, source code or other things, feel free to contact me at:

 tobias.franke@siggraph.org
 D549 5396 A394 1799 2C11 DFB7 3830 CC36 3922 BC4F

Alternatively, you can reach me on Twitter:

 thefranke

You can leave a tip if my code or log was helpful.

  0xc38267f5C592277cD153c5FE81375f7eEd56A2C2
  19Xq6bXif7keevSNyc6deSw5cQm36QLzxm

@thefranke says

Vulkan

@VulkanAPI

The Khronos Group released the Vulkan 1.3 specification today, incorporating and mandating proven, developer-requested extensions, as well as a public roadmap and profiles. Learn more: khr.io/xj pic.twitter.com/5nYfQ5x72L

RenderDoc

@RenderDoc

RenderDoc v1.18 is now out! This version supports the freshly released Vulkan 1.3 including everything in the Roadmap 2022 profile.

Full release notes are available: github.com/baldurk/render… as well as binary builds: renderdoc.org/builds

Kostas Anagnostou

@KostasAAA

I wrote a blog post with some random shader tips and tricks I've come across, most of them revolving around performance, with resources for further study. interplayoflight.wordpress.com/2022/01/22/sha…

János Turánszki

@turanszkij

First look at Dynamic Diffuse Global Illumination (DDGI) in Wicked Engine:
github.com/turanszkij/Wic…
(DX12, Vulkan, software and hardware raytracing implementations) pic.twitter.com/KXj303u6dZ

Tobias A. Franke

@thefranke

“The state of web-scraping in 2022”
scrapeops.io/blog/the-state…

The battle for privacy and against tracking on the web is lost. Here is to a new era of proxies (like Piped or Invidious) and RSS extractors (like RSSHub and RSS-Bridge) making the web usable again.