Real-time shading with filtered importance sampling
Correct perception of materials requires complex, natural illumination [Fleming et al. 2003]. Thus for material or lighting design applications, realistic, interactive rendering of objects with arbitrary materials under natural illumination is essential. We present a simple and efficient technique for real-time, image-based lighting of objects with spatially-varying, glossy materials. The key to our algorithm is combining BRDF-proportional importance sampling with environment map filtering to attain computationally efficient rendering amenable to the GPU.