A Lightweight Photon Tracing Method for Visualising Caustics

Adrian De Barro, Keith Bugeja, Sandro Spina, Mark Magro, Kevin Napoli

2022

Abstract

In this paper we present a biased lightweight photon tracing method for the visualisation of caustics. The caustics volume bounds reflective and transmissive media and regulates the propagation of photons within these media. The volume uses partitioning and refinement to control tracing accuracy; this is modulated at runtime using a level-of-detail approach to improve performance without visible loss to accuracy. The system schedules traced photons for projections via a controllable number of face projectors tied to the volume. A straightforward splatting algorithm was implemented for this paper; however, more advanced splatting algorithms may be employed for improved visual quality.

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in Harvard Style

De Barro A., Bugeja K., Spina S., Magro M. and Napoli K. (2022). A Lightweight Photon Tracing Method for Visualising Caustics. In Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-555-5, pages 188-195. DOI: 10.5220/0010833900003124


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp22,
author={Adrian De Barro and Keith Bugeja and Sandro Spina and Mark Magro and Kevin Napoli},
title={A Lightweight Photon Tracing Method for Visualising Caustics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,},
year={2022},
pages={188-195},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010833900003124},
isbn={978-989-758-555-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,
TI - A Lightweight Photon Tracing Method for Visualising Caustics
SN - 978-989-758-555-5
AU - De Barro A.
AU - Bugeja K.
AU - Spina S.
AU - Magro M.
AU - Napoli K.
PY - 2022
SP - 188
EP - 195
DO - 10.5220/0010833900003124