CS838: Computer Graphics Rendering
Topic 5: Rendering Large Models (in real time)
- Lecture 5-1: Introduction and Model Simplification
- Lecture Slides
The contents of this lecture was derived from the
"Interactive Walkthroughs of Large Geometric Datasets" course at
SIGGRAPH 2000 (course 18). This course is offered yearly at SIGGRAPH, and
updated to reflect new developments. There is also a course concentrating
on level of detail only.
- Lecture 5-2: Run-Time Level of Detail Control
- Lecture Slides
This lecture was based on Jonathan Cohen's course notes for the
SIGGRAPH 2000 "Interactive Walkthroughs of Large Geometric Datasets"
course, and also on notes and
papers discussed in the "Advanced Topics in Level of Detail" course.
The terrain rendering papers of note are:
- Michael Garland and Paul Heckbert, "Fast Polygonal Approximation
of Terrains and Height Fields", Tech. Report CMU-CS-95-181,
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995.
- Peter Lindstrom, David Koller, William Ribarsky, Larry F. Hughes,
Nick Faust and Gregory Turner, Real-Time, Continuous Level of
Detail Rendering of Height Fields", Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 96,
pp 109-118, 1996.
- S. Röttger, V. Heidrich, P. Slusallek and H.-P. Seidel, "Real-Time
Generation of Continuous Levels of Details for Height Fields",
Sixth International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics
and Visualization (Winter School on Computer Graphics), 1998.
- Mark Duchaineau, Murray Wolinsky, David E. Sigeti, Mark C. Miller,
Charles Aldrich and Mark B. Mineev-Weinstein, "ROAMing terrain:
real-time optimally adapting meshes", Proceedings of the conference
on Visualization '97, pp 81-88, 1997
- Lecture 5-3: Replacing Geometry with Images
This lecture was based on the original papers. Reference information
is scattered through the lecture notes.
- Lecture 5-4: Visibility: Introduction and Object-Space Approaches
This lecture was based on the original papers and a survey by
Daniel Cohen-Or, Yiorgos Chrysanthou and Claudio T Silva,
"A Survey of Visibility for Walkthrough Applications", which can be found
in the SIGGRAPH 2000 course notes, course number 4. References to
specific papers appear in the notes.
- Lecture 5-5: Visibility: Image-Space and Volume-based Approaches
See the note above for reference information.
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