Instant caching for interactive global illumination
Debattista, Kurt, Dubla, P., Banterle, Francesco, Santos, L. P. and Chalmers, Alan. (2009) Instant caching for interactive global illumination. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.28 (No.8). pp. 2216-2228. ISSN 0167-7055Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01435.x
The ability to interactively render dynamic scenes with global illumination is one of the main challenges in computer graphics. The improvement in performance of interactive ray tracing brought about by significant advances in hardware and careful exploitation of coherence has rendered the potential of interactive global illumination a reality. However, the simulation of complex light transport phenomena, such as diffuse interreflections, is still quite costly to compute in real time. In this paper we present a caching scheme, termed Instant Caching, based on a combination of irradiance caching and instant radiosity. By reutilising calculations from neighbouring computations this results in a speedup over previous instant radiosity-based approaches. Additionally, temporal coherence is exploited by identifying which computations have been invalidated due to geometric transformations and updating only those paths. The exploitation of spatial and temporal coherence allows us to achieve superior frame rates for interactive global illumination within dynamic scenes, without any precomputation or quality loss when compared to previous methods; handling of lighting and material changes are also demonstrated.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|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:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 2216-2228|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Grant number:||PTDC/EIA/65965/2006, EP/D069874/2|
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