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The prioritized-layered projection algorithm for visible set estimation

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2 Author(s)
Klosowski, J.T. ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA ; Silva, C.T.

Prioritized-Layered Projection (PLP) is a technique for fast rendering of high depth complexity scenes. It works by estimating the visible polygons of a scene from a given viewpoint incrementally, one primitive at a time. It is not a conservative technique, instead PLP is suitable for the computation of partially correct images for use as part of time-critical rendering systems. From a very high level, PLP amounts to a modification of a simple view-frustum culling algorithm, however, it requires the computation of a special occupancy-based tessellation and the assignment to each cell of the tessellation a solidity value, which is used to compute a special ordering on how primitives get projected. The authors detail the PLP algorithm, its main components, and implementation. They also provide experimental evidence of its performance, including results on two types of spatial tessellation (using octree- and Delaunay-based tessellations), and several datasets. They also discuss several extensions of their technique

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Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 2 )