Interactive Visualization of Relativistic Effects with the Hardware Acceleration

  • Radoslaw Mantiuk
  • Karina Murawko-Wisniewska
  • Dorota Zdrojewska
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3039)


This paper describes an interactive rendering technique for the special relativistic visualization of fast moving objects. The method takes into consideration relativistic aberration of light and Doppler effect. Programmable graphics hardware is used to achieve interactive visualization. Standard texture mapping pipeline is modified on per-pixels basis and relativistic effects are rendered. The basis of optical relativistic phenomena and a survey of relativistic real time rendering techniques are also presented in the paper.


rendering of relativistic effects vertex and pixel shaders interactive image synthesis computer graphics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radoslaw Mantiuk
    • 1
  • Karina Murawko-Wisniewska
    • 1
  • Dorota Zdrojewska
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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