Adaptive interleaved sampling for interactive high-fidelity rendering
Dubla, P., Debattista, Kurt and Chalmers, Alan. (2009) Adaptive interleaved sampling for interactive high-fidelity rendering. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.28 (No.8). pp. 2117-2130. ISSN 0167-7055Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01419.x
Recent advances have made interactive ray tracing (IRT) possible on consumer desktop machines. These advances have brought about the potential for interactive global illumination (IGI) with enhanced realism through physically based lighting. IGI, unlike IRT, has a much higher computational complexity. Furthermore, since non-primary rays constitute the majority of the computation, the rays are predominantly incoherent, making impractical many of the methods that have made IRT possible. Two methods that have already shown promise in decreasing the computational time of the GI solution are interleaved sampling and adaptive rendering. Interleaved sampling is a generalized sampling scheme that smoothly blends between regular and irregular sampling while maintaining coherence. Adaptive rendering algorithms adjust rendering quality, non-uniformally, using a guidance scheme. While adaptive rendering has shown to provide speed-up when used for off-line rendering it has not been utilized in IRT due to its naturally incoherent nature. In this paper, we combine adaptive rendering and interleaved sampling within a component-based solution into a new approach we term adaptive interleaved sampling. This allows us to tailor new adaptive heuristics for interleaved sampling of the individual components of the GI solution significantly improving overall performance. We present a novel component-based IGI framework for which we achieve interactive frame rates for a range of effects such as indirect diffuse lighting, soft shadows and single scatter homogeneous participating media.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computer Graphics Forum|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 2117-2130|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
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