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Interactive, Multiresolution Image-Space Rendering for Dynamic Area Lighting

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Interactive, Multiresolution Image-Space Rendering for Dynamic Area Lighting
Area lights add tremendous realism, but rendering them interactively proves challenging. Integrating visibility is costly, even with current shadowing techniques, and existing methods frequently ignore illumination variations at unoccluded points due to changing radiance over the light's surface. We extend recent image-space work that reduces costs by gathering illumination in a multiresolution fashion, rendering varying frequencies at corresponding resolutions. To compute visibility, we eschew shadow maps and instead rely on a coarse screen-space voxelization, which effectively provides a cheap layered depth image for binary visibility queries via ray marching. Our technique requires no precomputation and runs at interactive rates, allowing scenes with large area lights, including dynamic content such as video screens.
Greg Nichols, Rajeev Penmatsa, Chris Wyman
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CGF
Authors Greg Nichols, Rajeev Penmatsa, Chris Wyman
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