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Title: A comparison of methods for generating Poisson disk distributions
Authors: Lagae, Ares ×
Dutré, Philip #
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Publisher: North Holland
Series Title: Computer Graphics Forum vol:27 issue:1 pages:114-129
Abstract: Poisson disk distributions have many applications in the field of computer graphics. Besides sampling, Poisson
disk distributions are used in object distribution, non-photorealistic rendering and procedural texturing. Over the years, a large number of methods for generating Poisson disk distributions have been proposed, making it difficult to
choose the right method for a given application. In this paper, we present a detailed comparison of most techniques
for generating Poisson disk distributions. The methods we study include dart throwing, relaxation dart throwing,
Lloyd’s relaxation, Shade’s Poisson disk tiles, tiled blue noise samples, fast hierarchical importance sampling with
blue noise properties, edge-based Poisson disk tiles, template Poisson disk tiles, corner-based Poisson disk tiles
and recursive Wang tiles for real-time blue noise. Analysing all of these methods within a single framework is one
of the major contributions of this work.
ISSN: 0167-7055
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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