Exploiting Partial Visibility in the Real Time Display of Virtual Natural Environments

D. Pearce, A. M. Day

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


With the increasing popularity of virtual environment applications there has been much research into algorithms to efficiently display polygonal databases. Most research has been devoted to developing rendering algorithms for the efficient display of databases containing many large geometric structures, such as those describing indoor and urban environments. However, relatively little work has been devoted to the efficient display of databases containing many small geometric structures (such as those describing natural environments). In this paper, we describe the problems with the current rendering algorithms when rendering complex scenes made of many small rendering primitives, and identify an approach that addresses these problems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
EventTheory and Practice of Computer Graphics - University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20035 Jun 2003


ConferenceTheory and Practice of Computer Graphics
Abbreviated titleTPCG'03
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Cite this