Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2007.147
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.