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.

Teaching

Computational Optical Imaging

Lecture in winter term 2013/14

Lecturer: Ivo Ihrke

General Information

Course webpage - Libres Savoirs -->

When: 2013, Sept. 09th to 2013, Oct. 28th
Where: IOA/IOGS buiding room F102
Registration for mailing list: send email to Ivo Ihrke (firstname[dot]lastname[at]inria.fr)

Overview:

This lecture covers advanced digital imaging techniques for image correction and calibration, as well as algorithms and optical considerations for the extraction of three-dimensional content from (sets of) images. We explore the notion of computional-optical codesign and modern high-dimensional imaging techniques.

The tentative course schedule is


Tuesday 10.09.2013 Introduction and Sensor Technology [pdf intro] [pdf sensors]
Thursday 12.09.2013 Noise, Dynamic Range, and Color [pdf noise/dr/color]
Monday 16.09.2013 Imaging Imperfections, Panoramas and the Basics of 3D [pdf panoramas&3D]
Monday 23.09.2013 Camera Calibration and Feature Detection [pdf calibration&features]
Monday 30.09.2013 Stereo and Self-Calibration [pdf stereo&self-calibration]
Thursday 03.10.2013 Active 3D Scanning [pdf active light 3D]
Monday 07.10.2013 Tomography [pdf tomography]
Monday 14.10.2013 Deconvolution [pdf deconvolution]
Monday 21.10.2013 Light Fields [pdf light fields]
Thursday 24.10.2013 Introduction to Variational Image Processing (original slides by Bastian Goldluecke) [pdf intro] [pdf variational analysis] [pdf gradient descent]

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