Apr 08

Gigaray LightFields: Caching Framework for Real-Time Rendering

Comparison of visual degradation due to missing light-field data (red) during rendering using four methods (picture: Birklbauer et al. 2013) In traditional digital imaging, the projected image is expressed as a set of pixels which contain two coordinates (x, y) and their respective values for colour and brightness. LightField technology enables us to record more and richer image information, also saving the direction of the lightrays. The extra data enables exciting new possibilities, but also accounts for a significant increase in file size and required computing power, which further rises with increasing resolution.

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