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Odak (pronounced "O-dac") is the fundamental library for scientific computing in optical sciences, computer graphics, and visual perception. We designed this page to help first-time users, new contributors, and existing users understand where to go within this documentation when they need help with certain aspects of Odak. If you think you need a refresher or are a beginner willing to learn more about light and computation, we created an entire course named Computational Light for you to get to pace with the computational aspects of light.

Source code

Absolute Beginners

New Users

Use cases

New contributors

Additional information


We host a Slack group with more than 300 members. This Slack group focuses on the topics of rendering, perception, displays and cameras. The group is open to public and you can become a member by following this link. Readers can get in-touch with the wider community using this public group.