Real-time Animation and Rendering of Ocean Whitecaps

Jonathan Dupuy 1, 2 Eric Bruneton 2
1 R3AM - Rendu Réaliste pour la Réalité Augmentée Mobile
LIRIS - Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d'information
2 MAVERICK - Models and Algorithms for Visualization and Rendering
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
Abstract : We present a scalable method to procedurally animate and render vast ocean scenes with whitecaps on the GPU. The whitecap coverage on the ocean surface is determined using a wave deformation criteria which can be pre-filtered linearly. This allows us to take advantage of the fast mip-mapping and texture filtering capabilities of modern hardware and produce plausible and anti-aliased images for scales ranging from centimetric to planetary in real time.
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Jonathan Dupuy, Eric Bruneton. Real-time Animation and Rendering of Ocean Whitecaps. SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 - 5th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interaction Techniques in Asia, Nov 2012, Singapour, Singapore. pp.Article No. 15, ⟨10.1145/2407746.2407761⟩. ⟨hal-00967078⟩

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