Ray Tracing

In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in real-time ray tracing for interactive applications. This is due to many factors: firstly, processor speed has continued to rise at exponential rates as predicted by Moore’s Law and is approaching the raw computational power needed for interactive ray tracing. Secondly, ray tracing algorithms can be highly parallelized on shared memory and distributed memory systems. Therefore, the current hardware trend towards desktop systems with multi-core CPUs and programmable GPUs can be used to accelerate ray tracing. Finally, recent algorithmic improvements that exploit ray coherence can achieve a significant improvement in rendering time.

We have active research projects in the area of interactive ray tracing dealing with problems such as ray tracing massive datasets and deformable models.

Publications

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RayCore: A ray-tracing hardware architecture for mobile devices  2014.
ACM Transactions on Graphics

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HART: A Hybrid Architecture for Ray Tracing Animated Scenes  2014.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

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Guided Multiview Ray Tracing for Fast Auralization  2012.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

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Memory-scalable GPU Spatial Hierarchy Construction  2011.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

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Interactive Geometric Sound Propagation and Rendering  2010.
Intel Software Network

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Interactive Ray Tracing of Massive and Deformable Models  2010.
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fast BVH construction on GPUs  2009.
Eurographics

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FastV: From-point Visibility Culling on Complex Models  2009.
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR)

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Work Distribution Methods on GPUs  2009.

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ReduceM: Interactive and Memory Efficient Ray Tracing of Large Models  2008.
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR)

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AD-FRUSTA: Adaptive Frustum Tracing for Interactive Sound Propagation  2008.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

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Fast BVH Construction on GPUs  2008.

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Accelerating Line-of-sight Computations in Large OneSAF Terrains with Dynamic Events  2008.
Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

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Ray Tracing Dynamic Scenes Using Selective Restructuring  2007.
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR)

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Interactive Sound Propagation in Dynamic Scenes Using Frustum Tracing  2007.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

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Adaptive Sampling for Frustum-based Sound Propagation in Complex and Dynamic Environments  2007.
International Congress on Acoustics (Invited Paper)

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Real-time sound synthesis and propagation for games  2007.
Communications of the ACM (CACM)

Project Google Scholar Ray Tracing Animation Sound Synthesis

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Ray-Strips: A Compact Mesh Representation for Interactive Ray Tracing  2007.
IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing

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Real-time Interaction with Complex Models  2007.
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A)

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Logarithmic Perspective Shadow Maps  2007.
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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R-LODs: Fast LOD-based Ray Tracing of Massive Models  2006.
Pacific Graphics

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