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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 36-46
Andreas Dietrich , Saarland University
Abe Stephens , University of Utah
Ingo Wald , University of Utah
Unlike rasterization, which draws and shades triangles individually, ray tracing simulates propagation of light between surfaces in a scene and enables advanced effects such as transparency, shadows, and ambient occlusion--effects not easily accomplished in other massive-model rendering approaches. This article describes the application of ray tracing to several aircraft manufacturing scenarios.
ray tracing, real-time rendering, parallel rendering, large model visualization, CAD

A. Dietrich, I. Wald and A. Stephens, "Exploring a Boeing 777: Ray Tracing Large-Scale CAD Data," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. , pp. 36-46, 2007.
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