Participating Media (participating + media)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


Irradiance Gradients in the Presence of Participating Media and Occlusions

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, Issue 4 2008
Wojciech Jarosz
Abstract In this paper we present a technique for computing translational gradients of indirect surface reflectance in scenes containing participating media and significant occlusions. These gradients describe how the incident radiance field changes with respect to translation on surfaces. Previous techniques for computing gradients ignore the effects of volume scattering and attenuation and assume that radiance is constant along rays connecting surfaces. We present a novel gradient formulation that correctly captures the influence of participating media. Our formulation accurately accounts for changes of occlusion, including the effect of surfaces occluding scattering media. We show how the proposed gradients can be used within an irradiance caching framework to more accurately handle scenes with participating media, providing significant improvements in interpolation quality. [source]


Rendering natural waters taking fluorescence into account

COMPUTER ANIMATION AND VIRTUAL WORLDS (PREV: JNL OF VISUALISATION & COMPUTER ANIMATION), Issue 5 2004
By E. Cerezo
Abstract The aim of the work presented here is to generalize a system, developed to treat general participating media, to make it capable of considering volumetric inelastic processes such as fluorescence. Our system, based on the discrete ordinates method, is adequate to treat a complex participating medium such as natural waters as it is prepared to deal with not only anisotropic but also highly peaked phase functions, as well as to consider the spectral behaviour of the medium's characteristic parameters. It is also able to generate detailed quantitative illumination information, such as the amount of light that reaches the medium boundaries or the amount of light absorbed in each of the medium voxels. First, we present an extended form of the radiative transfer equation to incorporate inelastic volumetric phenomena. Then, we discuss the necessary changes in the general calculation scheme to include inelastic scattering. We have applied all this to consider the most common inelastic effect in natural waters: fluorescence in chlorophyll-a. Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


Irradiance Gradients in the Presence of Participating Media and Occlusions

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, Issue 4 2008
Wojciech Jarosz
Abstract In this paper we present a technique for computing translational gradients of indirect surface reflectance in scenes containing participating media and significant occlusions. These gradients describe how the incident radiance field changes with respect to translation on surfaces. Previous techniques for computing gradients ignore the effects of volume scattering and attenuation and assume that radiance is constant along rays connecting surfaces. We present a novel gradient formulation that correctly captures the influence of participating media. Our formulation accurately accounts for changes of occlusion, including the effect of surfaces occluding scattering media. We show how the proposed gradients can be used within an irradiance caching framework to more accurately handle scenes with participating media, providing significant improvements in interpolation quality. [source]


Development of a finite element radiation model applied to two-dimensional participating media

HEAT TRANSFER - ASIAN RESEARCH (FORMERLY HEAT TRANSFER-JAPANESE RESEARCH), Issue 6 2005
Hong Qi
Abstract A finite element method (FEM) for radiative heat transfer has been developed and it is applied to 2D problems with unstructured meshes. The present work provides a solution for temperature distribution in a rectangular enclosure with black or gray walls containing an absorbing, emitting, isotropically scattering medium. Compared with the results available from Monte Carlo simulation and finite volume method (FVM), the present FEM can predict the radiative heat transfer accurately. 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Heat Trans Asian Res, 34(6): 386,395, 2005; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/htj.20076 [source]