A Survey of Volumetric Illumination Techniques for Interactive Volume Rendering

Daniel Jönsson

Linköping University

Erik Sundén

Linköping University

Anders Ynnerman

Linköping University

Timo Ropinski

Ulm University

Computer Graphics Forum 2014


Interactive volume rendering in its standard formulation has become an increasingly important tool in many application domains. In recent years several advanced volumetric illumination techniques to be used in interactive scenarios have been proposed. These techniques claim to have perceptual benefits as well as being capable of producing more realistic volume rendered images. Naturally, they cover a wide spectrum of illumination effects, including varying shading and scattering effects. In this survey, we review and classify the existing techniques for advanced volumetric illumination. The classification will be conducted based on their technical realization, their performance behaviour as well as their perceptual capabilities. Based on the limitations revealed in this review, we will define future challenges in the area of interactive advanced volumetric illumination.


	title={A Survey of Volumetric Illumination Techniques for Interactive Volume Rendering},
	author={J{\"o}nsson, Daniel and Sund{\'e}n, Erik and Ynnerman, Anders and Ropinski, Timo},
	journal={Computer Graphics Forum},