Combination and composite images for complex 3D scenes

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


A complex 3D scene should probably be modeled and rendered using several different methods. For example, consider a scene with the sea, trees, a mountain, a ship, and clouds. Based on the preceding chapters, we would normally choose the following methods:
  • For the sea—free-form surfaces and particle systems (Sect. 15.3.2)

  • For the trees—particle systems (Sect. 15.6.3)

  • For the mountain—fractals (Sect. 15.2.2)

  • For the ship—a faceted model (Sect. 1.2.2)

  • For the clouds—textured quadric surfaces (Sect. 15.4.2)


Shade Tree Background Scene Atmosphere Tree Preceding Chapter Light Source Direction 
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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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