“A shading model for atmospheric scattering considering luminous intensity distribution of light sources” by Nishita, Miyawaki and Nakamae

  • ©Tomoyuki Nishita, Yasuhiro Miyawaki, and Eihachiro Nakamae




    A shading model for atmospheric scattering considering luminous intensity distribution of light sources



    Studio spotlights produce dazzling shafts of light, while light scattered from fog illuminated by automobile headlights renders driving difficult. This is because the particles in the illuminated volume become visible by scattering light. A shading model for scattering and absorption of light caused by particles in the atmosphere is proposed in this paper. The method takes into account luminous intensity distribution of light sources, shadows due to obstacles, and density of particles. The intensity at a viewpoint is calculated by integration of light scattered by particles between the viewpoint and a given point on an object. The regions to be treated in this manner are localized by considering illumination volumes and shadow volumes caused by obstacles in the illumination volumes.


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