[SISEA 1990] Artist Statement: Eihachiro Nakamae — A Passing Shower

Artist Statement

This animation aims at realistic visual simulation of outdoor scenes. Photo-realistic images such as wet road surfaces, solar penumbra, streaks of light, etc. are rendered by employing novel techniques.
A procedural bump mapping technique for modeling road surfaces and reflection model for rendering wet road surfaces and puddles.
A shadow model with penumbra effects taking into account the size of the sun.
A diffraction model of the pupil and eyelashes for rendering blooming effect and streaks of light.
Hardware: Sequent S81, Silicon Graphics IRIS 4D
Software: In house software

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  • Eihachiro Nakamae (Japan), Hiroshima University, Electric Machinery Laboratory