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Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping By Henrik Wann Jensen (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping by Henrik Wann Jensen (University of California, San Diego, USA)

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Summary

The creation of photorealistic images of three-dimensional models is central to computer graphics. This book presents a practical guide to photon mapping. It provides the theory and the practical insight useful for implementing photon mapping and simulate various types of direct and indirect illumination efficiently.

Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping Summary

Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping by Henrik Wann Jensen (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Photon mapping, an extension of ray tracing, makes it possible to efficiently simulate global illumination in complex scenes. Photon mapping can simulate caustics (focused light, like shimmering waves at the bottom of a swimming pool), diffuse inter-reflections (e.g., the "bleeding" of colored light from a red wall onto a white floor, giving the floor a reddish tint), and participating media (such as clouds or smoke). This book is a practical guide to photon mapping; it provides the theory and practical insight necessary to implement photon mapping and simulate all types of direct and indirect illumination efficiently.

About Henrik Wann Jensen (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Henrik Wann Jensen is an associate professor at the University of California at San Diego, where he works in the computer graphics lab. His research is focused on realistic image synthesis, global illumination, rendering of natural phenomena, and appearance modeling. In 2004, Professor Jensen received an Academy Award (Technical Achievement Award) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for pioneering research in rendering translucent materials. He also became a Sloan Fellow and he was selected as one of the top 10 scientists in 2004 by Popular Science magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Realistic Image Synthesis
Global Illumination
Overview of This Book
Fundamentals of Global Illumination
The Nature of Light
Lighting Terminology
Light Emission
Light Scattering
The Rendering Equation
Light Transport Notation
Monte Carlo Ray Tracing
Classic Ray Tracing
Path Tracing
Bidirectional Path Tracing
Metropolis Light Transport
The Photon-Mapping Concept
Motivation
Developing the Model
Overview
Photon Tracing
Photon Emission
Photon Scattering
Photon Storing
The Photon Map Data Structure
The Data Structure
Photon Representation
The Balanced Kd-Tree
Locating the Nearest Photons Efficiently
The Radiance Estimate
Density Estimation
Derivation
Algorithm
Filtering
Photon Gathering
Visualizing the Photon Map
Rendering Caustics
Rendering Color Bleeding
Fast Approximations
Caustics Examples
A Practical Two-Pass Algorithm
Overview
Solving the Rendering Equation
Pass 1: Photon Tracing
Pass 2: Rendering
Examples
Participating Media
Light Scattering in Participating Media
The Volume Rendering Equation
The Phase Function
Ray Marching
Photon Tracing
The Volume Radiance Estimate
Rendering Participating Media
Subsurface Scattering
Examples
Optimization Strategies
Irradiance Caching
Importance Sampling
Visual Importance
Efficient Stratification of Photons
Faster Shadows with Shadow Photons
Precomputed Irradiance
Parallel Computations
Basic Monte Carlo Integration
The Sample Mean Method
Variance-Reduction Techniques
A Photon Map Implementation in C++
A Cognac Glass Model

Additional information

GOR010906895
9781568814629
1568814623
Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping by Henrik Wann Jensen (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
2009-01-05
208
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