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Interactive volume caustics in single-scattering media

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Interactive volume caustics in single-scattering media
Volume caustics are intricate illumination patterns formed by light first interacting with a specular surface and subsequently being scattered inside a participating medium. Although this phenomenon can be simulated by existing techniques, image synthesis is usually non-trivial and time-consuming. Motivated by interactive applications, we propose a novel volume caustics rendering method for single-scattering participating media. Our method is based on the observation that line rendering of illumination rays into the screen buffer establishes a direct light path between the viewer and the light source. This connection is introduced via a single scattering event for every pixel affected by the line primitive. Since the GPU is a parallel processor, the radiance contributions of these light paths to each of the pixels can be computed and accumulated independently. The implementation of our method is straightforward and we show that it can be seamlessly integrated with existing methods fo...
Wei Hu, Zhao Dong, Ivo Ihrke, Thorsten Grosch, Guo
Added 17 May 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where SI3D
Authors Wei Hu, Zhao Dong, Ivo Ihrke, Thorsten Grosch, Guodong Yuan, Hans-Peter Seidel
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