Multiple Scattering in Cumulus Clouds

  • Błażej Marcinkiewicz
  • Jacek Raczkowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8671)


The paper presents an improved algorithm for realistic imaging of cumulus clouds. The technique is based on the lattice-Boltzmann method and takes into account multiple scattering of light in the participating medium of high albedo. Relevant estimation of a phase function for such environment is proposed. Acceleration technique with specific initialization of boundary conditions for light propagation is postulated. Obtained results are discussed and compared to existing techniques. Sample renderings are provided.


Phase Function Light Propagation Single Scattering Cumulus Cloud Light Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Błażej Marcinkiewicz
    • 1
  • Jacek Raczkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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