RTSDF: Real-time Signed Distance Fields for Soft Shadow Approximation in Games

Yu Wei Tan, Nicholas Chua, Clarence Koh, Anand Bhojan

2022

Abstract

Signed distance fields (SDFs) are a form of surface representation widely used in computer graphics, having applications in rendering, collision detection and modelling. In interactive media such as games, high- resolution SDFs are commonly produced offline and subsequently loaded into the application, representing rigid meshes only. This work develops a novel technique that combines jump flooding and ray tracing to generate approximate SDFs in real-time. Our approach can produce relatively accurate scene representation for rendering soft shadows while maintaining interactive frame rates. We extend our previous work with details on the design and implementation as well as visual quality and performance evaluation of the technique.

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in Harvard Style

Tan Y., Chua N., Koh C. and Bhojan A. (2022). RTSDF: Real-time Signed Distance Fields for Soft Shadow Approximation in Games. 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 302-309. DOI: 10.5220/0010996200003124


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp22,
author={Yu Tan and Nicholas Chua and Clarence Koh and Anand Bhojan},
title={RTSDF: Real-time Signed Distance Fields for Soft Shadow Approximation in Games},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,},
year={2022},
pages={302-309},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010996200003124},
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 - RTSDF: Real-time Signed Distance Fields for Soft Shadow Approximation in Games
SN - 978-989-758-555-5
AU - Tan Y.
AU - Chua N.
AU - Koh C.
AU - Bhojan A.
PY - 2022
SP - 302
EP - 309
DO - 10.5220/0010996200003124