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Author(s)*:Herzog, Robert
BibTeX citekey*:Herzog2005

Title, School
Title*:Advanced Density Estimation Techniques for Global Illumination
School:Universität des Saarlandes
Type of Thesis*:Master's thesis

Note, Abstract, Copyright
LaTeX Abstract:In this thesis we present two new methods, \emph{reverse photon mapping} and the \emph{ray map}, intended to improve or accelerate the global illumination computation in synthetic scenes by taking advantage of the vast memory resources of modern PCs. After a review of the physics of light and the basics of global illumination with a brief theoretical introduction to statistical density estimation, we describes the fundamentals of photon mapping as a specific application of density estimation in computer graphics. Besides the classical photon mapping algorithm, several novel enhancements and ideas are discussed. Furthermore, an overview and a comparison of a variety of search data structures applicable to photon mapping and a detailed description including pseudo code for our new proposed kd-tree structure are provided in the thesis.
Keywords:Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism, Rendering, Global Illumination, Density Estimation, Monte Carlo Sampling

Referees, Status, Dates
1. Referee:Hans-Peter Seidel
2. Referee:Philipp Slusallek
Supervisor:Vlastimil Havran
Date Kolloquium:24 August 2006

MPG Unit:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:Computer Graphics Group
Audience:experts only
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BibTeX Entry:

AUTHOR = {Herzog, Robert},
TITLE = {Advanced Density Estimation Techniques for Global Illumination},
SCHOOL = {Universit{\"a}t des Saarlandes},
YEAR = {2005},
TYPE = {Master's thesis}
MONTH = {October},

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