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Henri Gouraud

Henri Gouraud French computer scientist

French computer scientist
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Intro French computer scientist
A.K.A. Генри Гуро, Гуро, Генри, Гуро А., Анри Гуро, Гуро Анри
Is Computer scientist Engineer
From France
Type Engineering Science Technology
Gender male
Birth 1944
Age: 76 years
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Henri Gouraud (born 1944) is a French computer scientist. He is the inventor of Gouraud shading used in computer graphics. He is the great nephew of general Henri Gouraud.

During 1964–1967, he studied at École Centrale Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah College of Engineering in 1971, working with Dave Evans and Ivan Sutherland, for a dissertation entitled Computer Display of Curved Surfaces.

In 1971 Gouraud made the first CG geometry capture and representation of a human face in Wire-frame model and applied his shader to produce the famous human face images showing the effect of his shading were done using his wife Sylvie Gouraud as the model.

Original publications

  • H. Gouraud, "Continuous shading of curved surfaces," IEEE Transactions on Computers, C-20(6):623–629, 1971.
  • H. Gouraud, Computer Display of Curved Surfaces, Doctoral Thesis, University of Utah, United States, 1971.
  • H. Gouraud, Continuous shading of curved surfaces. In Rosalee Wolfe (editor), Seminal Graphics: Pioneering efforts that shaped the field, ACM Press, 1998. ISBN 1-58113-052-X.
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http://interstices.info/jcms/c_25256/images-de-synthese-palme-de-la-longevite-pour-lombrage-de-gouraud
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=905323&dl=ACM&coll=portal
https://web.archive.org/web/20060901022041/http://www.siggraph.org/publications/seminal-graphics.html
http://isni.org/isni/0000000082808468
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79044108
https://trove.nla.gov.au/people/1142208
https://viaf.org/viaf/93763582
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/93763582
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