Local and Global Illumination in the Volume Rendering Integral

Nelson Max & Min Chen
This article is intended as an update of the major survey by Max [Max, "Optical models for direct volume rendering.", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 1(2):99�108, 1995] on optical models for direct volume rendering. It provides a brief overview of the subject scope covered by [Max, "Optical models for direct volume rendering.", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 1(2):99�108, 1995], and brings recent developments, such as new shadow algorithms and refraction rendering,...