Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

An Interactive Information Visualization Approach to Physically-Based Rendering


An Interactive Information Visualization Approach to Physically-Based Rendering

In this work, we present a novel information visualization tool to gain insight into the light transport in a physically-based rendering setting. The tool consists of a sampling-based data reduction technique, an extended interactive parallel coordinates plot providing an overview of the attributes linked to each light sample, 2D and 3D heat maps to represent different aspects of the rendering process, as well as a three-dimensional view to display and animate the light path transportation throughout the scene. We show several applications including differential light transport visualization for scene analysis, lighting and material optimization, reduction of rendering artifacts, and user-guided importance sampling.


Author(s):Gerard Simons, Marco Ament, Sebastian Herholz, Carsten Dachsbacher, Martin Eisemann, Elmar Eisemann
Published:October 2016
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV)
DOI:10.2312/vmv.20161356
Presented at:Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV) 2016


@inproceedings{simons2020an,
  title = {An Interactive Information Visualization Approach to Physically-Based Rendering},
  author = {Simons, Gerard and Ament, Marco and Herholz, Sebastian and Dachsbacher, Carsten and Eisemann, Martin and Eisemann, Elmar},
  booktitle = {Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization ({VMV})},
  organization = {Eurographics},
  doi = {10.2312/vmv.20161356},
  pages = {1--9},
  month = {Oct},
  year = {2016}
}

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