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Hierarchical Radiosity (1994-1995)

The following images were generated as part of the research for my M.Sc, entitled ``Efficient Radiosity for Complex Environments''. Lighting simulation was performed using an efficient cluster-based hierarchical radiosity algorithm.

S. Gibson, R.J. Hubbold, "Efficient Refinement and Clustering for Radiosity in Complex Environments", Computer Graphics Forum, 15(5), December 1996, pp. 297-310.

S. Gibson, "Efficient Radiosity for Complex Environments". M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, September 1995.
These images demonstrate the use of texture maps to modulate the emission characteristics of a surface.
These were some of the first images generated using the surface clustering features of the hierarchical radiosity algorithm.
The scene shown in these images contains over 225,000 polygons, and at the time, was one of the largest radiosity solutions that had been computed.
Finally, this is an image of the main lecture theatre in the Department of Computer Science. The solution was generated in only 192 seconds.