Chair: Holly Rushmeier
Visual Simulation of Waterfalls and Other Water Phenomena
Volumetric Modeling with Implicit Functions: A Cloud is Born
A set of relatively simple rules for use in modeling falling water, using a three-dimensional particle system. The rules have been applied to waterfalls, fountains, and rain.
Ashley T. Howes
University of East Anglia
A Fast Algorithm for Illumination From Curved Reflectors
A new, flexible, natural, intuitive, volumetric modeling and animation technique that combines implicit functions with turbulence-based procedural techniques. A cloud is modeled to demonstrate its advantages.
University of Maryland Baltimore County
A General Model for Simulation of Room Acoustics Based On Hierarchical Radiosity
Indirect illumination of a surface from a curved mirror is computed by considering the reflector as another light source. The illumination values are computed using only fast scan-line techniques.
Gustavo A. Patow
A new method to compute the impulse response of a given virtual room based on hierarchical radiosity. Unlike previous work, this approach treats complex geometries and is listening-position-independent.