## Representing and Rendering Surfaces with Points (2003)

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@MISC{Krivanek03representingand,

author = {J. Krivanek},

title = {Representing and Rendering Surfaces with Points},

year = {2003}

}

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This report deals with the use of points as surface rendering and modeling primitives. The main components of point-based rendering and modeling algorithms are identified, different approaches are discussed and compared. The weaknesses of current point-based techniques are pointed out and for some of them a possible solution is suggested. A new algorithm for depth-of-field rendering based on surface splatting is presented. It features rendering time independent of the amount of depth-blur and depth-of-field rendering in scenes with semi-transparent surfaces. For this algorithm a mathematical analysis, an implementation and a discussion of results are given.