Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

Volume Stylizer: Tomography-based Volume Painting

Volumetric phenomena are an integral part of standard rendering, yet, no suitable tools to edit characteristic properties are available so far. Either simulation results are used directly, or modifications are high-level, e.g., noise functions to influence appearance. Intuitive artistic control is not possible. We propose a solution to stylize single-scattering volumetric effects. Emission, scattering and extinction become amenable to artistic control while preserving a smooth and coherent appearance when changing the viewpoint. Our approach lets the user define a number of target views to be matched when observing the volume from this perspective. Via an analysis of the volumetric rendering equation, we can show how to link this problem to tomographic reconstruction.


State of the Art in Computational Plenoptic Imaging

Gordon Wetzstein, Ivo Ihrke, Douglas Lanman, Wolfgang Heidrich
In: STAR Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2011.


The plenoptic function is a ray-based model for light that includes the color spectrum as well as spatial, temporal, and directional variation. Although digital light sensors have greatly evolved in the last years, one fundamental limitation remains: all standard CCD and CMOS sensors integrate over the dimensions of the plenoptic function as they convert photons into electrons; in the process, all visual information is irreversibly lost, except for a two-dimensional, spatially-varying subset - the common photograph. In this state of the art report, we review approaches that optically encode the dimensions of the plenpotic function transcending those captured by traditional photography and reconstruct the recorded information computationally.
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author = {Gordon Wetzstein and Ivo Ihrke and Douglas Lanman and Wolfgang Heidrich},
title = {State of the Art in Computational Plenoptic Imaging},
booktitle = {STAR Proceedings of Eurographics},
year = 2011,
pages = {25--48},
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