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New techniques for ray tracing procedurally defined objects

Kajiya, James T. (1983) New techniques for ray tracing procedurally defined objects. In: SIGGRAPH '83 Proceedings of the 10th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM , New York, NY, pp. 91-102. ISBN 0-89791-109-1. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161108-164204655

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Abstract

We present new algorithms for efficient ray tracing of three procedurally defined objects: fractal surfaces, prisms, and surfaces of revolution. The fractal surface algorithm performs recursive subdivision adaptively. Subsurfaces which cannot intersect a given ray are culled from further consideration. The prism algorithm transforms the three dimensional ray-surface intersection problem into a two dimensional ray-curve intersection problem, which is solved by the method of strip trees. The surface of revolution algorithm transforms the three dimensional ray-surface intersection problem into a two dimensional curve-curve intersection problem, which again is solved by strip trees.


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Additional Information:© 1983 ACM.
Subject Keywords:computer graphics, raster graphics, ray tracing, fractal surfaces, procedural modelling, strip trees, stochastic models, surfaces of revolution
Classification Code:CR CATEGORIES: 1.3.3, 1.3.5, 1.3.7
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20161108-164204655
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Official Citation:James T. Kajiya. 1983. New techniques for ray tracing procedurally defined objects. In Proceedings of the 10th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques (SIGGRAPH '83), Peter P. Tanner (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 91-102. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/800059.801137
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