Order independent transparency for image composition parallel rendering machines

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In this paper, a hybrid architecture composed of both the object-order and the image-order rendering engines is proposed to achieve the order independent transparency on the image composition architecture. The proposed architecture utilizes the features of the object-order which may provide high performance and the image-order which can obtain the depth order of all primitives from a viewpoint for a given pixel. We will discuss a scalable architecture for image order rendering engines to improve the processing capability of the transparent primitives, a load distribution technique for hardware efficiency, and a preliminary timing analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-460
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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