“Light and Color in the Outdoors” by Preetham, Premoze, Harris and Hoffman

  • ©AJ Preetham, Simon Premoze, Mark J. Harris, and Nathaniel Hoffman

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    Light and Color in the Outdoors

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    Prerequisites
    A good understanding of basic physics. Familiarity with illumination models and light-surface interactions. Familiarity with modern graphics hardware.

    Topics
    Fundamentals of scattering, scattering in the atmosphere, appearance and modeling of daytime and night-time sky, aerial perspective, practical cloud illumination models, interactive methods for rendering sky and clouds, approximate methods for outdoor global illumination.

    Description
    Simple and practical methods for daytime and night-time skylight illumination and the appearance of clouds, including approximate and practical methods for outdoor global illumination. Special focus: practical methods appropriate for real-time applications.

     

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