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A new solution of the rendering equation with stratified Monte Carlo approach

Penzov, A.A., Dimov, I.T. and Koylazov, V.N. (2008) A new solution of the rendering equation with stratified Monte Carlo approach. In: International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Psalidi, Greece.

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This paper is turned to the advanced Monte Carlo methods for realistic image creation. It offers a new stratified approach for solving the rendering equation. We consider the numerical solution of the rendering equation by separation of integration domain. The hemispherical integration domain is symmetrically separated into 16 parts. First 9 sub-domains are equal size of orthogonal spherical triangles. They are symmetric each to other and grouped with a common vertex around the normal vector to the surface. The hemispherical integration domain is completed with more 8 sub-domains of equal size spherical quadrangles, also symmetric each to other. All sub-domains have fixed vertices and computable parameters. The bijections of unit square into an orthogonal spherical triangle and into a spherical quadrangle are derived and used to generate sampling points. Then, the symmetric sampling scheme is applied to generate the sampling points distributed over the hemispherical integration domain. The necessary transformations are made and the stratified Monte Carlo estimator is presented. The rate of convergence is obtained and one can see that the algorithm is of super-convergent type.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:14827
Uncontrolled Keywords:Monte Carlo, Uniform Separation, Stratified Sampling, Rendering Equation, Image Synthesis, Fredholm Integral equations
Publisher:American Institute of Physics

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