More efficient virtual shadow maps for many lights

Olsson, Ola, Billeter, Markus, Sintorn, Erik, Kampe, Viktor and Assarsson, Ulf (2015) More efficient virtual shadow maps for many lights. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 21 6: 701-713. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2015.2418772

Author Olsson, Ola
Billeter, Markus
Sintorn, Erik
Kampe, Viktor
Assarsson, Ulf
Title More efficient virtual shadow maps for many lights
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1077-2626
Publication date 2015-06-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2418772
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 21
Issue 6
Start page 701
End page 713
Total pages 13
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Recently, several algorithms have been introduced that enable real-time performance for many lights in applications such as games. In this paper, we explore the use of hardware-supported virtual cube-map shadows to efficiently implement high-quality shadows from hundreds of light sources in real time and within a bounded memory footprint. In addition, we explore the utility of ray tracing for shadows from many lights and present a hybrid algorithm combining ray tracing with cube maps to exploit their respective strengths. Our solution supports real-time performance with hundreds of lights in fully dynamic high-detail scenes.
Keyword Computer graphics
Real-time shading
Virtual texturing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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