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We present an approach for rendering the surface of a particle-based fluid that is simple to implement, has real-time performance with a configurable speed/quality trade-off, and smoothes the surface to prevent the fluid from looking "blobby" or jelly-like. The method is not based on polygonization and as such circumvents the usual grid artifacts of(More)
Reference: GigaVoxels : Ray-guided streaming for efficient and detailed voxel rendering. The core of our approach is built upon a pre-filtered hierarchical voxel version of the scene geometry. For efficiency, this representation is stored in the form of a compact pointer-based sparse voxel octree in the spirit of [Crassin et al. 2009]. We use small 3 3(More)
Ambient occlusion (AO) is a lighting model that approximates the diffuse illumination of a surface based on its directly visible occluders. It can be rendered by tracing rays through the normal-oriented unit hemisphere, and returning the percentage of rays that do no hit any geometry at a distance <i>d</i> &lt; <i>R</i>. Screen-space ambient occlusion(More)
The increasing popularity of points as rendering primitives has led to a variety of different rendering algorithms, and in particular the different implementations compare like apples to oranges. In this paper we revisit a number of recently developed point-based rendering implementations. We briefly summarize a few proposed hierarchical multiresolution(More)
An optimized linear factorization method for recovering both the 3D geometry of a scene and the camera parameters from multiple uncalibrated images is presented. In a first step, we recover a projective approximation using a well known iterative approach. Then, we are able to upgrade from projective to Euclidean structure by computing the projective(More)
Indirect illumination is an important element for realistic image synthesis, but its computation is expensive and highly dependent on the complexity of the scene and of the BRDF of the surfaces involved. While off-line computation and pre-baking can be acceptable for some cases, many applications (games, simulators, etc.) require real-time or interactive(More)
The increasing popularity of points as rendering primitives has led to a variety of different rendering algorithms, and the different implementations compare like apples to oranges. In this paper, we revisit and compare a number of recently developed point-based rendering implementations within a common testbed. Also we briefly summarize a few proposed(More)
We present Confetti, a novel point-based rendering approach based on object-space point interpolation of densely sampled surfaces. We introduce the concept of a transformation-invariant covariance matrix of a set of points which can efficiently be used to determine splat sizes in a multiresolution point hierarchy. We also analyze continuous point(More)