2/13/2005 09:44:00 PM   [ link ]


I've been reading tons of graphics papers lately for class. One of them is "Linear Combination of Transformations" (wheeeee, pink cows!!) Another is "Errors and Omissions in Marc Alexa's Linear Combination of Transformations", which I assert ought to have been titled "Marc Alexa's Linear Combination of Transformations is the Worst Paper Ever Written".

They rip his paper to shreds with such venom that I can only assume that they tried to implement it and failed miserably and became very angry.

They conclude by quoting the second-to-last paragraph of Alexa's paper, and countering it thus:

Hopefully, after reading this paper, you will agree that the [quoted] paragraph is completely false. Alexa's approach is not this simplest, it is not the most flexible, and it is not the most efficient. It requires more complex numerical techniques than equivalent or superior methods, not less. And we hope that you will join us in ignoring Alexa's request that these techniques "find their way into every graphics API".

I'm pretty sure these guys have some valid concerns about the original paper, but I just can't stop laughing about how utterly incensed they are.