Recent Submissions

  • GI-Cube: An Architecture for Volumetric Global Illumination and Rendering 

    Dachille, Frank; Kaufman, Arie (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    The power and utility of volume rendering is increased by global illumination. We present a hardware architecture, GI-Cube, designed to accelerate volume rendering, empower volumetric global illumination, and enable a host ...
  • The RACE II Engine for Real-Time Volume Rendering 

    Ray, Harvey; Silver, Deborah (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    In this paper, we present the RACE II Engine, which uses a hybrid volume rendering methodology that combines algorithmic and hardware acceleration to maximize ray casting performance relative the total amount of volume ...
  • Tracking Graphics State For Networked Rendering 

    Buck, Ian; Humphreys, Greg; Hanrahan, Pat (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    As networks get faster, it becomes more feasible to render large data sets remotely. For example, it is useful to run large scientific simulations on remote compute servers but visualize the results of those simulations ...
  • Hybrid Sort-First and Sort-Last Parallel Rendering with a Cluster of PCs 

    Samanta, Rudrajit; Funkhouser, Thomas; Li, Kai; Singh, Jaswinder Pal (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    We investigate a new hybrid of sort-first and sort-last approach for parallel polygon rendering, using as a target platform a cluster of PCs. Unlike previous methods that statically partition the 3D model and/or the 2D ...
  • Interactive Volume Rendering on Standard PC Graphics Hardware Using Multi-Textures and Multi-Stage Rasterization 

    Rezk-Salama, C.; Engel, K.; Bauer, M.; Greiner, G.; Ertl, T. (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    Interactive direct volume rendering has yet been restricted to high-end graphics workstations and special-purpose hardware, due to the large amount of trilinear interpolations, that are necessary to obtain high image ...
  • Adaptive View Dependent Tessellation of Displacement Maps 

    Doggett, Michael; Hirche, Johannes (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    Displacement Mapping is an effective technique for encoding the high levels of detail found in today s triangle based surface models. Extending the hardware rendering pipeline to be capable of handling displacement maps ...
  • Single-Pass Full-Screen Hardware Accelerated Antialiasing 

    Lee, Jin-Aeon; Kim, Lee-Sup (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    This paper describes a modified A-buffer algorithm and its hardware architecture for single-pass full-screen antialiasing. For storage and management of fragments, a dynamic memory management scheme, which can be efficiently ...
  • Prefiltered Antialiased Lines Using Half-Plane Distance Functions 

    McNamara, Robert; McCormack, Joel; Jouppi, Norman P. (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    We describe a method to compute high-quality antialiased lines by adding a modest amount of hardware to a fragment generator based upon half-plane edge functions. (A fragment contains the information needed to paint one ...
  • Towards Hardware Implementation Of Loop Subdivision 

    Bischoff, Stephan; Kobbelt, Leif P.; Seidel, Hans-Peter (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    We present a novel algorithm to evaluate and render Loop subdivision surfaces. The algorithm exploits the fact that Loop subdivision surfaces are piecewise polynomial and uses the forward difference technique for efficiently ...
  • Towards Interactive Bump Mapping with Anisotropic Shift-Variant BRDFs 

    Kautz, Jan; Seidel, Hans-Peter (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    In this paper a technique is presented that combines interactive hardware accelerated bump mapping with shift-variant anisotropic reflectance models. An evolutionary path is shown how some simpler reflectance models can ...
  • Polygon Rendering on a Stream Architecture 

    Owens, John D.; Dally, William J.; Kapasi, Ujval J.; Rixner, Scott; Mattson, Peter; Mowery, Ben (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    The use of a programmable stream architecture in polygon rendering provides a powerful mechanism to address the high performance needs of today s complex scenes as well as the need for flexibility and programmability in ...
  • Tiled Polygon Traversal Using Half-Plane Edge Functions 

    McCormack, Joel; McNamara, Robert (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    Existing techniques for traversing a polygon generate fragments one (or more) rows or columns at a time. (A fragment is all the information needed to paint one pixel of the polygon.) This order is non-optimal for many ...
  • Hardware-Accelerated Free-Form Deformation 

    Chua, Clint; Neumann, Ulrich (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    Hardware-acceleration for geometric deformation is developed in the framework of an extension to the OpenGL specification. The method requires an addition to the front-end of the OpenGL rendering pipeline and an appropriate ...
  • Algorithms for Division Free Perspective Correct Rendering 

    Barenbrug, B.; Peters, F.J.; Overveld, C.W.A.M. van (The Eurographics Association, 2000)
    Well known implementations for perspective correct rendering of planar polygons require a division per rendered pixel. Such a division is better to be avoided as it is an expensive operation in terms of silicon gates and ...