A journey in a procedural volume Optimization and filtering of Perlin noise

Reynald Arnerin, Fabrice Neyret
Master thesis from M2R MOSIG/GVR, University of Grenoble - 2009
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Perlin noise is the most widely used tool in procedural texture synthesis. It is a simple and fast method to enhance the quantity of detail or to render natural materials with no use of storage resources. However, this technique is very sensitive to aliasing artifacts, especially when composed with shape and color functions. Moreover, it is computationally intensive and can become slow, especially when generating procedural volumes of density in real time. This study aims at analyzing Perlin noise properties in order to control the apparition of artifacts and optimize the computational cost. We present a method for computing a maximum and minimum frequency threshold per noise component, we propose an idea to handle the case of non linear transforms of the noise, and show an optimization method for volume generation.

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@MastersThesis\{AN09,
  author       = "Arnerin, Reynald and Neyret, Fabrice",
  title        = "A journey in a procedural volume Optimization and filtering of Perlin noise",
  school       = "M2R MOSIG/GVR, University of Grenoble",
  year         = "2009",
  url          = "http://artis.imag.fr/Publications/2009/AN09"
}

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