Proceedings: GI 2000

Multiscale Shaders for the Efficient Realistic Rendering of Pine-Trees

Alexandre Meyer, Fabrice Neyret

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2000: Montréal, Québec, Canada, 15 - 17 May 2000, 137-144

DOI 10.20380/GI2000.19

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     title = {Multiscale Shaders for the Efficient Realistic Rendering of Pine-Trees},
     author = {Alexandre Meyer and Fabrice Neyret},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 2000 Conference, May 15-17, 2000, Montr{'{e}}al, Qu{'{e}}bec, Canada},
     year = {2000},
     month = {May},
     pages = {137--144},
     url = {}


The frame of our work is the efficient realistic rendering of scenes containing a huge amount of data for which an a priori knowledge is available. In this paper, we present a new model able to render forests of pine-trees efficiently in ray-tracing and free of aliasing. This model is based on three scales of shaders representing the geometry (i.e. needles) that is smaller than a pixel size. These shaders are computed by analytically integrating the illumination reflected by this geometry using the a priori knowledge. They include the effects of local illumination, shadows and opacity within the concerned volume of data.