Radiosity for Large Vegetation Scenes

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  • Publication Type: Technical Report
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: June 1999
  • Number: TR-186-2-99-17
  • Keywords: vegetation scenes, natural phenomena, global illumination, radiosity

Abstract

Calculating radiosity solutions for large scenes containing multiple plants is all but impossible using the radiosity method in its original form. With the introduction of sophisticated hierarchical and clustering algorithms radiosity for vegetation scenes becomes a solvable challenge. The precomputation of the diffuse light distribution in leaf canopies of forests and other plants can be used to calculate realistic images, but also for agricultural planning purposes. This state of the art report gives an overview of the methods that can, and have been, used to calculate global illumination in vegetation scenes, including hierarchical methods, statistical methods based on simplifications, and specialized methods that have been optimized to handle scenes with a dense, non-isotropic distribution of objects such as canopies.

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@techreport{Mastal-1999-RadX,
  title =      "Radiosity for Large Vegetation Scenes",
  author =     "Helmut Mastal and Robert F. Tobler and Werner Purgathofer",
  year =       "1999",
  abstract =   "Calculating radiosity solutions for large scenes containing
               multiple plants is all but impossible using the radiosity
               method in its original form. With the introduction of
               sophisticated hierarchical and clustering algorithms
               radiosity for vegetation scenes becomes a solvable
               challenge. The precomputation of the diffuse light
               distribution in leaf canopies of forests and other plants
               can be used to calculate realistic images, but also for
               agricultural planning purposes. This state of the art report
               gives an overview of the methods that can, and have been,
               used to calculate global illumination in vegetation scenes,
               including  hierarchical methods, statistical methods based
               on simplifications, and specialized methods that have been
               optimized to handle scenes with a dense, non-isotropic
               distribution of objects such as canopies. ",
  month =      jun,
  number =     "TR-186-2-99-17",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "vegetation scenes, natural phenomena, global illumination,
               radiosity",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1999/Mastal-1999-RadX/",
}