A Survey of Volumetric Illumination Techniques for Interactive Volume Rendering

Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 33, Number 1, page 27--51 - feb 2014
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Interactive volume rendering in its standard formulation has become an increasingly important tool in many application domains. In recent years several advanced volumetric illumination techniques to be used in interactive scenarios have been proposed. These techniques claim to have perceptual benefits as well as being capable of producing more realistic volume rendered images. Naturally, they cover a wide spectrum of illumination effects, including varying shadowing and scattering effects. In this survey, we review and classify the existing techniques for advanced volumetric illumination. The classification will be conducted based on their technical realization, their performance behavior as well as their perceptual capabilities. Based on the limitations revealed in this review, we will define future challenges in the area of interactive advanced volumetric illumination.

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  author       = {J{\"o}nsson, Daniel and Sund\'en, Erik and Ynnerman, Anders and Ropinski, Timo},
  title        = {{A Survey of Volumetric Illumination Techniques for Interactive Volume Rendering}},
  journal      = {Computer Graphics Forum},
  number       = {1},
  volume       = {33},
  pages        = {27--51},
  year         = {2014}

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