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This paper presents a new set of hemispherical basis functions dedicated to hemispherical data representation. These functions are derived from associated Legendre polynomials. We demonstrate the usefulness of this basis for representation of surface reflectance functions, rendering using environment maps and for efficient global illumination computation(More)
Correct perception of materials requires complex, natural illumination [Fleming et al. 2003]. Thus for material or lighting design applications, realistic, interactive rendering of objects with arbitrary materials under natural illumination is essential. We present a simple and efficient technique for real-time, image-based lighting of objects with(More)
This paper presents a new technique for modification of 3D terrains by hydraulic erosion. It efficiently couples fluid simulation using a Lagrangian approach, namely the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method, and a physically-based erosion model adopted from an Eulerian approach. The eroded sediment is associated with the SPH particles and is(More)
Realistic rendering requires computing the global illumination in the scene, and Monte Carlo integration is the best-known method for doing that. The key to good performance is to carefully select the costly integration samples, which is usually achieved via importance sampling. Unfortunately, visibility is difficult to factor into the importance(More)
Monte Carlo techniques for light transport simulation rely on importance sampling when constructing light transport paths. Previous work has shown that suitable sampling distributions can be recovered from particles distributed in the scene prior to rendering. We propose to represent the distributions by a parametric mixture model trained in an on-line(More)
In this paper we present a ray tracing based method for accelerated global illumination computation in scenes with low-frequency glossy BRDFs. The method is based on sparse sampling, caching, and interpolating radiance on glossy surfaces. In particular we extend the irradiance caching scheme of [WRC88] to cache and interpolate directional incoming radiance(More)
Activity of Na, K-ATPase in homogenates of fresh cerebral cortex of rats was compared with that of cortex frozen under different conditions. Activity yields after rapid in situ freezing of the exposed cerebral cortex were twice, higher (26.1 U) than in homogenates of the fresh cortex (13.3 U). Fresh brain kept on ice for 60 and 300 s and subsequently frozen(More)
Fast global illumination computation is a challenge in several fields such as lighting simulation and computergenerated visual effects for movies. To this end, the irradiance caching algorithm is commonly used since it provides high-quality rendering in a reasonable time. However this algorithm relies on a spatial data structure in which nearest-neighbors(More)
Radiance and irradiance caching are efficient global illumination algorithms based on interpolating indirect illumination from a sparse set of cached values. In this paper we propose an adaptive algorithm for guiding spatial density of the cached values in radiance and irradiance caching. The density is adapted to the rate of change of indirect illumination(More)