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Framework for real time cloud rendering

Rana, Muhammad Azam and Sunar, Mohd. Shahrizal and Nor Hayat, Mohd. Norikhwan (2004) Framework for real time cloud rendering. In: Proceedings International Conference On Computer Graphics, Imaging And Visualization. ACTA PRESS, USA, pp. 56-61. ISBN International Conference on Computer Graphics Imaging and Visualization

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Computer Graphics (CG) is a key technology for producing visual contents. Currently computer generated imagery techniques are being developed and applied, particularly in the field of virtual reality applications, film production, training and flight simulators, to provide total composition of realistic computer graphic images. Clouds are an integral feature of the sky without them synthetic outdoor scenes seems unrealistic. Modeling and animating clouds is a difficult task. Most systems are difficult to use, as they require adjustment of numerous, complex parameters, and are non-interactive. This paper presents an intuitive, interactive system to artistically model, animate, and render visually convincing clouds using modern graphics hardware. A high-level interface models clouds through the visual use of cubes. Clouds are rendered as textured billboards by making use of hardware accelerated API - OpenGL. The resulting interactive design and rendering system produces perceptually convincing cloud models that can be used in any interactive system.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:ISBN: 0-7695-2178-9 International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV 2004), 26-29 Jul, 2004, Univ Sains Malaysia, Penang, MALAYSIA.
Uncontrolled Keywords:billboards, computer image synthesis, intuitive controls, rendering, animation, clouds, computer hardware, flight simulators, interactive computer systems, interfaces (computer), mathematical models, matrix algebra, real time systems, virtual reality, computer graphics
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System
ID Code:9811
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:29 Mar 2010 04:12
Last Modified:08 Mar 2011 00:08

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