Efficient Image-Based Rendering Method Using Spherical Gaussian

Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 4)


Image-based rendering methods have been widely used to render realistic images of scenes illuminated by real-world, complex lighting. Recent advances on image-based rendering methods have revealed that spherical Gaussian functions have several nice properties for rendering and are suited to represent all-frequency signals compactly and accurately such as complex environment lighting and highly glossy BRDFs. This chapter introduces spherical Gaussians for efficient image-based rendering methods.


Image-based lighting Real-time rendering Spherical Gaussian 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wakayama University/JST CRESTWakayamaJapan

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