A New Technique for Computer Simulation of Illuminated Spaces

A New Technique for Computer Simulation of Illuminated Spaces

TitleA New Technique for Computer Simulation of Illuminated Spaces
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsGregory J Ward, Francis M Rubinstein
JournalJournal of the Illuminating Engineering Society
Volume17
Pagination80-91
Call NumberLBL-23042
Abstract

An advanced ray-tracing technique for computing luminances in unempty spaces is presented. The method is a hybrid of finite element analysis and Monte Carlo techniques. Interreflection between specular surfaces of complex geometries can be computed to any desired accuracy. Applications to synthetic imaging for lighting design are highlighted.

LBNL Report Number

LBL-23042