Abstract

The rendering of 3D models and scenes has been a major, long-standing challenge in computer graphics that can be divided into two major subfields. Real-time rendering refers to the real-time synthesis of images on commodity graphics hardware to facilitate interaction for visualizations or computer games. The field of physically based rendering focuses on algorithms that accurately simulate the physics of light for use in the movie industry, architectural visualizations, etc. Compared to real-time rendering methods, these algorithms generally require a considerable amount of time (i.e., hours up to days) to generate acceptable results.

In the context of real-time rendering, our work revolves around the development of algorithms to achieve higher visual quality. Furthermore, we work on techniques to accelerate physically based rendering algorithms to make them viable for interactive rendering. Another aspect of our research work revolves around tools that facilitate the work of content creators.

Publications

177 Publications found:
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2005
Jiří Bittner, Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer
Fast Exact From-Region Visibility in Urban Scenes
In Rendering Techniques 2005 (Proceedings Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), pages 223-230. June 2005.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Vlastimil Havran, Attila Neumann, Georg Zotti, Werner Purgathofer, Hans-Peter Seidel
On Cross-Validation and Resampling of BRDF Data Measurements
In Proceedings SCCG 2005, pages 161-168. May 2005.
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Conference Paper
Stefan Jeschke, Michael Wimmer, Heidrun Schumann, Werner Purgathofer
Automatic Impostor Placement for Guaranteed Frame Rates and Low Memory Requirements
In Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, pages 103-110. April 2005.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Michael Wimmer, Jiří Bittner
Hardware Occlusion Queries Made Useful
In GPU Gems 2: Programming Techniques for High-Performance Graphics and General-Purpose Computation, pages 91-108, March 2005
Article in a Book
Stefan Jeschke
Accelerating the Rendering Process Using Impostors
Supervisor: Heidrun Schumann
Duration: 2002-2005
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PhD-Thesis
Georg Zotti, Attila Neumann, Werner Purgathofer
Approximating Real-World Luminaires with OpenGL Lights
In WSCG 2005 Short Paper Proceedings, pages 49-52. February 2005.
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Conference Paper
Vlastimil Havran, Jiří Bittner, Robert Herzog, Hans-Peter Seidel
Ray Maps for Global Illumination
In Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, pages 43-54. 2005.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
2004
Jiří Bittner, Michael Wimmer, Harald Piringer, Werner Purgathofer
Coherent Hierarchical Culling: Hardware Occlusion Queries Made Useful
Computer Graphics Forum, 23(3):615-624, September 2004. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Alexander Wilkie, Robert F. Tobler, Christiane Ulbricht, Georg Zotti, Werner Purgathofer
An Analytical Model for Skylight Polarisation
In Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, pages 387-399. June 2004.
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Conference Paper
Michael Wimmer, Daniel Scherzer, Werner Purgathofer
Light Space Perspective Shadow Maps
In Rendering Techniques 2004 (Proceedings Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), pages 143-151. June 2004.
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Conference Paper
2003
Jiří Bittner, Peter Wonka
Visibility in Computer Graphics
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 30(5):729-756, September 2003.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Michael Wimmer, Peter Wonka
Rendering Time Estimation for Real-Time Rendering
In Rendering Techniques 2003 (Proceedings Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), pages 118-129. June 2003.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Alessandro Artusi, Jiří Bittner, Michael Wimmer, Alexander Wilkie
Delivering Interactivity to Complex Tone Mapping Operators
In Rendering Techniques 2003 (Proceedings Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), pages 38-44. June 2003.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
2002
Stefan Jeschke, Michael Wimmer
Textured Depth Meshes for Real-Time Rendering of Arbitrary Scenes
In Rendering Techniques 2002 (Proceedings Eurographics Workshop on Rendering), pages 181-190. June 2002.
Conference Paper
Stefan Jeschke, Michael Wimmer, Heidrun Schumann
Layered Environment-Map Impostors for Arbitrary Scenes
In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2002, pages 1-8. May 2002.
Conference Paper
Stefan Jeschke, Michael Wimmer
An Error Metric for Layered Environment Map Impostors
TR-186-2-02-04, February 2002 [Technical report]
Technical Report
K. Devlin, A. Chalmers, Alexander Wilkie, Werner Purgathofer
STAR Report on Tone Reproduction and Physically Based Spectral Rendering
In Eurographics 2002. 2002.
Other Reviewed Publication
2001
Jiří Bittner, Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer
Visibility Preprocessing for Urban Scenes using Line Space Subdivision
In Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2001 (Ninth Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications), pages 276-284. October 2001.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer, François Sillion
Instant Visibility
Computer Graphics Forum, 20(3):411-421, September 2001. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Michael Wimmer, Peter Wonka, François Sillion
Point-Based Impostors for Real-Time Visualization
In Rendering Techniques 2001 (Proceedings Eurographics Workshop on Rendering), pages 163-176. June 2001.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
A. Brusi, Mateu Sbert, Philippe Bekaert, Werner Purgathofer
Optimal Ray Shooting in Monte Carlo Radiosity
Computers&Graphics, 26, 2001.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Alexander Wilkie, Robert F. Tobler, Werner Purgathofer
Orientation Lightmaps for Photon Radiosity in Complex Environments
The Visual Computer, 2001.
Journal Paper (without talk)
2000
Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer, Dieter Schmalstieg
Visibility Preprocessing with Occluder Fusion for Urban Walkthroughs
In Rendering Techniques 2000 (Proceedings Eurographics Workshop on Rendering), pages 71-82. June 2000.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
1999
Michael Wimmer, Markus Giegl, Dieter Schmalstieg
Fast Walkthroughs with Image Caches and Ray Casting
Computers and Graphics, 23(6):831-838, December 1999.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Michael Wimmer, Markus Giegl, Dieter Schmalstieg
Fast Walkthroughs with Image Caches and Ray Casting
In Virtual Environments '99. Proceedings of the 5th Eurographics Workshop on Virtual Environments, pages 73-84. June 1999.
Conference Paper
1997
Robert F. Tobler, Alexander Wilkie, Martin Feda, Werner Purgathofer
A Hierarchical Subdivision Algorithm for Stochastic Radiosity Methods
In Eurographics Rendering Workshop 1997, pages 193-204. June 1997.
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Conference Paper
Christoph Traxler, Michael Gervautz
Efficient Ray Tracing of Complex Natural Scenes
In Proceedings of Fractal 97. 1997.
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