ITE Technical Report
Online ISSN : 2424-1970
Print ISSN : 1342-6893
ISSN-L : 1342-6893
24.1
Session ID : MIP2000-5/AIT2000-5/
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HIERARCHICAL VISIBILITY STRUCTURES FOR SYNTHESIS DYNAMIC-SCENE IMAGES
Chen-Chin FengCheng-Tai ShenShi-Nine Yang
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The radiosity method is mostly used as a global illumination model for diffuse environments. However its computation cost is too great for many applications. Specifically in dynamic environmants, where scenes are subject to modifications, existing static algorithms are not fast enough to provide a new global solution for interactive applications. This paper presents two hierarchical data structures to speedup the radiosity recomputation for a modified scene. The first data structure is the Hierarchical Link Structure that allows for easy determination of links which are potentially to be changed by scene updating. The second data structure is the Hierarchical Visibility Buffer that provides efficient visibility estimations in computing energy exchanges. Several experimental results are reported, which shows that the proposed approach is fast and effective. CR Categories: I.3.7[Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism-Radiosity; I.3.6[Computer Graphics]: Methodology and Techniques-Graphics data structures and data types, Interaction techniques

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