Alpha Distribution for Alpha Testing

@article{Yuksel2018AlphaDF,
  title={Alpha Distribution for Alpha Testing},
  author={C. Yuksel},
  journal={Proc. ACM Comput. Graph. Interact. Tech.},
  year={2018},
  volume={1},
  pages={1:1-1:11}
}
  • C. Yuksel
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science
  • Proc. ACM Comput. Graph. Interact. Tech.
Alpha testing is widely used for rendering surfaces with transparency. While it works well when transparency is a binary function, semi-transparent regions cause problems, as they are classified as either fully transparent or opaque. Unfortunately, semi-transparent texture regions often appear in coarser mipmap levels, causing surfaces to disappear with distance. We introduce the alpha distribution approach for pre-processing the alpha values of a texture such that alpha testing produces… Expand

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