An efficient instantiation algorithm for simulating radiant energy transfer in plant models

@article{Soler2003AnEI,
  title={An efficient instantiation algorithm for simulating radiant energy transfer in plant models},
  author={Cyril Soler and François X. Sillion and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Blaise and Philippe Dereffye},
  journal={ACM Trans. Graph.},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={204-233}
}
We describe a complete lighting simulation system tailored for the difficult case of vegetation scenes. Our algorithm is based on hierarchical instantiation for radiosity and precise phase function modeling. It allows efficient calculations both in terms of computation and memory resources. We provide an in-depth description and study of the instantiation-based radiosity technique and we address the problems related to generating and managing phase functions of plant structures, as needed by… CONTINUE READING
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