Fast Precomputed Ambient Occlusion for Proximity Shadows

Mattias Malmer 1 Fredrik Malmer 1 Ulf Assarsson 2 Nicolas Holzschuch 3
3 ARTIS - Acquisition, representation and transformations for image synthesis
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble , LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann
Abstract : Ambient occlusion is used widely for improving the realism of real-time lighting simulations. We present a new method for precomputed ambient occlusion, where we store and retrieve unprocessed ambient occlusion values in a 3D grid. Our method is very easy to implement, has a reasonable memory cost, and the rendering time is independent from the complexity of the occluder or the receiving scene. This makes the algorithm highly suitable for games and other real-time applications.
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Journal of graphics tools, A.K. Peters, Ltd., 2007, 12 (2), pp.59-71. <10.1080/2151237X.2007.10129241>


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Mattias Malmer, Fredrik Malmer, Ulf Assarsson, Nicolas Holzschuch. Fast Precomputed Ambient Occlusion for Proximity Shadows. Journal of graphics tools, A.K. Peters, Ltd., 2007, 12 (2), pp.59-71. <10.1080/2151237X.2007.10129241>. <inria-00379385>

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