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radiosity

(graphics)
A method for rendering a view of a three-dimensional scene that provides realistic lighting effects, such as interobject reflections and color bleeding. Radiosity methods are computationally intense, due to the use of linear systems of equations and the spatial complexity of large scenes.

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radiosity

A rendering method that simulates light reflecting off one surface and onto another. It is a more accurate method of rendering light and shadows than ray tracing. Radiosity produces the soft shadows from multiple reflections and light sources that exist in the real world. See reflection mapping and ray tracing.
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The Radiosity Solver Method was used to solve the radiation thermal analysis.
rad] is the radiation heat flux obtained by separately solved radiosity
Clark and Allen (1978) collected 800 measurements of nocturnal net radiosity of the sky from October of 1976 until September 1977 at Trinity University, San Antonio TX.
Then, with the luminous exitance of window known, a hybrid ray-tracing and multiple bounce radiosity calculation was implemented to determine the luminous exitance of all internal surface after infinite inter reflections using the following radiosity formulation.
The radiosity calculation convergence limit was set to 0.
Our proofs are based on ideas of Atkinson and Chandler [4] and Micula [31] who proved superconvergence for the radiosity equation, whose kernel has only a bounded singularity.
Some of these algorithms are: radiosity, ray tracing, ambient occlusion, photon mapping.
New features include tests for radiosity and inverse kinematics.
Radiosity lets builders show how a beam of light from the ceiling hits the floor and then bounces onto a wall or back to the ceiling.
Raytracing, reflections, radiosity, caustics and atmospheric effects add to the already complex combination of high-density meshes, high-resolution texture maps and intricate lighting configurations and animations.
In addition, Merlin 3D offers hybrid radiosity, ray tracing, advanced shaders, and volumetric lighting with a particle-based scattering medium as well as real-time animation for realistic previews.
Using the raytracing and radiosity technologies included in AccuRender, Revit users will be able to create stunning, life- like images that include lights, shadows, reflections, texture, materials, plants and more.