Issue No. 03 - September (1996 vol. 2)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2945.537308
<p><b>Abstract</b>—In this paper we present a comprehensive flythrough system which generates photo-realistic images in true real-time. The high performance is due to an innovative rendering algorithm based on a discrete ray casting approach, accelerated by ray coherence and multiresolution traversal. The terrain as well as the 3D objects are represented by a textured mapped voxel-based model. The system is based on a pure software algorithm and is thus portable. It was first implemented on a workstation and then ported to a general-purpose parallel architecture to achieve real-time performance.</p>
Terrain visualization, parallel rendering, flight simulator, visual simulations, voxel-based modeling, ray casting.
U. Lerner, V. Shenkar, E. Rich and D. Cohen-Or, "A Real-Time Photo-Realistic Visual Flythrough," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 2, no. , pp. 255-265, 1996.