Proceedings: GI 2004

Object representation using 1D displacement mapping

Yi Xu , Yee-Hong Yang

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2004: London, Ontario, Canada, 17 - 19 May 2004, 33-40

DOI 10.20380/GI2004.05

  • Bibtex

    author = {Xu, Yi and Yang, Yee-Hong},
    title = {Object representation using 1D displacement mapping},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2004},
    series = {GI 2004},
    year = {2004},
    issn = {0-89791-213-6},
    isbn = {1-56881-227-2},
    location = {London, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {33--40},
    numpages = {8},
    doi = {10.20380/GI2004.05},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada},
    keywords = {Rendering},


In this paper, we propose a new method for rendering image-based objects. An object is decomposed into a set of 1D displacement textures in a preprocessing stage. During rendering, each of these 1D displacement textures is rendered to its appropriate position in 3D space, using the hardware accelerated displacement mapping approach. Our method can represent and render complex objects with accurate appearance from arbitrary viewpoints. It can also render a complex object at a high frame rate, using commodity graphics hardware. The 1D displacement texture set is reconstructed from the images with depth maps.