Rendering trees with indirect lighting in real time
Abbreviated Journal Title
Comput. Graph. Forum
Computer Science, Software Engineering
High quality, lighting is one of the challenges for interactive tree rendering. To this end, this paper presents a lighting model allowing real-time rendering of trees with convincing indirect lighting. Rather than defining an empirical model to mimic lighting of real trees, we work at a lower level by modeling the spatial distribution of leaves and by assigning them probabilistic properties. We focus mainly on precise low-frequency lighting that our eyes are more sensitive to and we add high-frequency details afterwards. The resulting model is efficient and simple to implement on a GPU.
Computer Graphics Forum
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Rendering trees with indirect lighting in real time" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 139.