Tracing Ray Differentials

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Tracing Ray Differentials
Antialiasing of ray traced images is typically performed by supersampling the image plane. While this type of filtering works well for many algorithms, it is much more efficient to perform filtering locally on a surface for algorithms such as texture mapping. In order to perform this type of filtering, one must not only trace the ray passing through the pixel, but also have some approximation of the distance to neighboring rays hitting the surface (i.e., a ray’s footprint). In this paper, we present a fast, simple, robust scheme for tracking such a quantity based on ray differentials, derivatives of the ray with respect to the image plane. CR Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism – color, shading, shadowing, and texture; raytracing.
Homan Igehy
Added 03 Aug 2010
Updated 03 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1999
Authors Homan Igehy
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