TITLE

Parallel Rendering and Animation of Subdivision Surfaces on the Cell BE Processor

AUTHOR(S)
Benini, L.; Grottesi, R.; Morigi, S.; Ruggiero, M.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
International Journal of Parallel Programming;Aug2011, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p494
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this work we propose a parallel graphics pipeline for real-time interactive editing, processing and rendering of smooth surface primitives on the Cell BE. Our approach integrates a special patch-based geometry shader for subdivision surface targeting high-performance single-chip multi-core platforms. We describe a combination of algorithmic, architectural and back-end optimizations that enable us to render smooth subdivision surfaces in real-time and to dynamically deform 3D models represented by subdivision surfaces.
ACCESSION #
60411671

 

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