A wavelet-based framework for acquired radiometric quantity representation and accurate physical rendering

Luc Claustres, Mathias Paulin, Yannick Boucher
2006 The Visual Computer  
In this paper, we present a framework based on a generic representation, which is able to handle most of the radiometric quantities required by global illumination softwares. A sparse representation in the wavelet space is built using the separation between the directional and the wavelength dependence of such radiometric quantities. Particularly, we show how to use this representation for spectral power distribution, spectral reflectance and phase function measurements modelling. Then, we
more » ... in how the representation is useful to perform spectral rendering. On one hand, it speeds up spectral path tracing by importance sampling to generate reflected directions and by avoiding expensive computations usually done on the fly. On the other hand, it allows efficient spectral photon mapping, both in terms of memory and speed. We also show how complex light emission from real luminaires can be efficiently sampled to emit photons with our numerical model.
doi:10.1007/s00371-006-0001-y fatcat:4zhwi3ol75a5leg7p7qa7e6jbm