Direct Send Compositing for Parallel Sort-Last Rendering

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Direct Send Compositing for Parallel Sort-Last Rendering
In contrast to sort-first, sort-last parallel rendering has the distinct advantage that the task division for parallel geometry processing and rasterization is simple, and can easily be incorporated into most visualization systems. However, the efficient final depth-compositing for polygonal data, or alpha-blending for volume data of partial rendering results is the key to achieve scalability in sort-last parallel rendering. In this paper, we demonstrate the efficiency as well as flexibility of the direct send sort-last compositing algorithm, and compare it to existing approaches, both in a theoretical analysis and in an experimental setting.
Stefan Eilemann, Renato Pajarola
Added 06 Aug 2010
Updated 20 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization
Authors Stefan Eilemann, Renato Pajarola
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