We present a feed-forward neural network approach for ambient occlusion baking in real-time rendering. The idea is based on implementing a multi-layer perceptron that allows a general encoding via regression and an efficient decoding via a simple GPU fragment shader. The non-linear nature of multi-layer perceptrons makes them suitable and effective for capturing nonlinearities described by ambient occlusion values. A multi-layer perceptron is also random-accessible, has a compact size, and can be evaluated efficiently on the GPU. We illustrate our approach of screen-space ambient occlusion based on neural network including its quality, size, and run-time speed.

Ambient Occlusion Baking via a Feed-Forward Neural Network

Erra, Ugo;Capece, Nicola Felice;AGATIELLO, ROBERTO
2017

Abstract

We present a feed-forward neural network approach for ambient occlusion baking in real-time rendering. The idea is based on implementing a multi-layer perceptron that allows a general encoding via regression and an efficient decoding via a simple GPU fragment shader. The non-linear nature of multi-layer perceptrons makes them suitable and effective for capturing nonlinearities described by ambient occlusion values. A multi-layer perceptron is also random-accessible, has a compact size, and can be evaluated efficiently on the GPU. We illustrate our approach of screen-space ambient occlusion based on neural network including its quality, size, and run-time speed.
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