radiosity

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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.