Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

Eikonal Rendering: Efficient Light Transport in Refractive Objects

We present a new method for real-time rendering of sophisticated lighting effects in and around refractive objects. It enables us to realistically display refractive objects with complex material properties, such as arbitrarily varying refraction index, inhomogeneous attenuation, as well as spatially-varying anisotropic scattering and reflectance properties. User-controlled changes of lighting positions only require a few seconds of update time. Our method is based on a set of ordinary differential equations derived from the eikonal equation, the main postulate of geometric optics. This set of equations allows for fast casting of bent light rays with the complexity of a particle tracer. Based on this concept, we also propose an efficient light propagation technique using adaptive wavefront tracing. Efficient GPU implementations for our algorithmic concepts enable us to render visual effects that were previously not reproducible in this combination in real-time.

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Three-Dimensional Kaleidoscopic Imaging

Ivo Ihrke, Ilya Reshetouski, Alkhazur Manakov, Hans-Peter Seidel
Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI) 2012



Abstract

Planar mirror systems are capable of generating many virtual views, yet their practical use for multi-view imaging has been hindered by limiting configurations that enable view decomposition. In this work we lift those restrictions.
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Bibtex

@inproceedings{Ihrke:12,
author = {Ivo Ihrke and Ilya Reshetouski and Alkhazur Manakov and Hans-Peter Seidel},
booktitle = {Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging},
journal = {Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging},
pages = {CTu4B.8},
publisher = {Optical Society of America},
title = {Three-Dimensional Kaleidoscopic Imaging},
year = {2012},
}
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