A New Technique for Computer Simulation of Illuminated Spaces

Publication Type

Journal Article

LBNL Report Number

LBL-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.

Journal

Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society

Volume

17

Year of Publication

1987

Pagination

80-91

Call Number

LBL-23042