Proceedings: GI 1997

An image-based model for realistic lens systems in interactive computer graphics

Wolfgang Heidrich, Philipp Slusallek, Hans-Peter Seidel

Proceedings of Graphics Interface '97: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, 21 - 23 May 1997, 68-75

DOI 10.20380/GI1997.08

  • BibTeX

    @inproceedings{HSS-gi97,
      title = {An image-based model for realistic lens systems in
    	       interactive computer graphics},
      author = {Wolfgang Heidrich and Philipp Slusallek and Hans-Peter Seidel},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 1997 Conference, May 21-23, 1997, Kelowna, BC, Canada},
      year = {1997},
      month = {May},
      pages = {68--75},
      url = {http://graphicsinterface.org/wp-content/uploads/gi1997-8.pdf}
    }
    

Abstract

Many applications, such as realistic rendering, virtual and augmented reality, and virtual studios, require an accurate simulation of real lens and camera systems at interactive rates, including depth of field and geometric aberrations, in particular distortions. Unfortunately, camera models used in Computer Graphics are either too simple to describe these effects or too expensive to simulate for interactive use.    In this paper, we introduce an image-based lens model that is powerful enough to simulate sophisticated properties of real lens systems, yet fast enough for interactive graphics. By exploiting coherency, common graphics hardware can be used to yield high frame rates.