Optimization techniques for ray-tracing

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


As previously explained in Sect. 10.1.4, various approaches have been developed to speed up ray-tracing. These may be classified into two categories:
  1. 1.

    Methods for speeding up the intersection process itself

  2. 2.

    Methods for reducing the number of ray-object intersection calculations



Spread Angle Rectangular Parallelepiped Void Area Space Division Binary Space Partitioning 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Hautes Etudes CommercialesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique et de Recherche OpérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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