“Sparse Shadow Tree”

  • ©Kevin Myers

  • ©Kevin Myers

  • ©Kevin Myers



Entry Number: 14


    Sparse Shadow Tree



    Lighting large outdoor scenes continues to present a challenge for realtime rendering. While techniques such as Parallel Split Shadow Maps [Zhang 2006] work well for a subset of the view frustum they fail to account for all shadowing in an outdoor scene. Lightmaps are often used as a fallback but require a unique UV parameterization and do not provide occlusion for moving objects. With deferred rendering the additional gbuffer overhead for unique parameterizations presents a challenge as well, making it costly to maintain the lightmap machinery in a modern pipeline.


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