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Henri Gouraud

Henri Gouraud

French computer scientist
Henri Gouraud
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Intro French computer scientist
A.K.A. Генри Гуро, Гуро, Генри, Гуро А., Анри Гу...
Is Computer scientist Engineer
From France
Type Engineering Technology Science
Gender male
Birth 1944
Age 77 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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