Who am I ?
I am Jacopo Pantaleoni, my age is 21, and I live in
Italy, where I study Mathematics at the University
of Padova.
I am interested in the field of Computer Graphics
since I was 13, and I have become an active
developer about three years later, when my brother,
expert of computer languages (see www.elasticworld.org),
taught me how to program.
I have always been fascinated by the world of
science and mathematics, but my mind focused on the
latter only two years ago, when I choosed to
investigate this incredible field to join the needs
of my already formed interest in synthetic
rendering.
My intention was to acquire a deeper
knowledge of the concepts that I already used in my
very first rendering and modeling applications with
the constant help of my brother.
Now that these concepts are clear enough, I am
starting to appreciate mathematics as a "standalone
program", which is becoming my main source of
pleasure after Lightflow.
My preferred research fields are:
 Computational Geometry, including :
 Multi Dimensional Search Structures
 Spatial Caching Schemes
 Algebraic Variaties
 Voronoi Diagrams
 Real Analysis, including :
 Function Approximation
 Wavelets
 Differential Equations
 Topology
However, as I said previously, my main interests are
growing around Lightflow, which took me five
years of intense development. This software is born to
satisfy my personal needs, providing all those
functionalities that the other commercial and free
programs did not ever grouped into one coherent
solution.
With the time passing, I have started to treat
Lightflow as a pure development platform, a
testbed for those futuristic features that once were
exclusive domain of the supercomputing world, such as
global illumination, volumetric rendering and
hypertextures.
Recently this project has become a solid reality, next
to the pubblication of an article of mine on
Computer Gazette, the most popular computer
graphics magazine in Italy, and next to the interest
of Darkside, an authorized AliasWavefront
training center...
And now, The Show Must Go On...

Straight Lines in a Projective Space
