The design of a texture mapping unit with effective MIP-map level selection for real-time ray tracing

Woo Chan Park, Dong Seok Kim, Jeong Soo Park, Sang Duk Kim, Hong Sik Kim, Tack Don Han

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We propose effective texture-mapping hardware for realtime ray tracing. Therefore, we introduce a novel method to select the MIP-map level of texture images, which requires only the total length of the intersected ray and the pre-calculated value. The proposed architecture can support the texture MIP-mapping by integrating simple hardware logic in existing ray-tracing hardware.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1064-1070
Number of pages7
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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