“Multi-Resolution Light Field Rendering with the Wavelet Stream” by Peter and Strasser

  • ©Ingmar Peter and Wolfgang Strasser



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    Multi-Resolution Light Field Rendering with the Wavelet Stream

Session/Category Title:   Light Fields



    In this sketch we describe the wavelet stream, a new data structure for progressive transmission, storage, and rendering of compressed light field data. It employs non-standard 4D wavelet decomposition to make use of the coherence in all of the four dimensions of a light field data set. Compression ratios of up to 1:200 were obtained still providing visually pleasing results. Furthermore our data structure allows for an adaptive multi-resolution representation of the data. In contrast to similar approaches, the wavelet stream can be decompressed in real time for rendering and thus allows for use in interactive graphic applications.


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