WIT Press


Computer Visualizations Of Architectural Building Illumination

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LIGHT110091

Volume

121

Pages

11

Page Range

95 - 105

Published

2011

Size

1,786 kb

Author(s)

S. Mroczkowska

Abstract

Computer visualization has recently become an integral tool used in lighting design. Computer visualization is also a form of communication between a lighting designer and people not related to the industry of lighting technology. Generally, lighting projects are implemented on the basis of computer visualization of illumination. This paper presents the significance of computer visualization and illumination. Benefits of designing lighting based on computer visualization are described. The article also contains, out of theoretical consideration, various eye-realistic visualizations of architectural buildings. Keywords: lighting technology, illumination, computer visualization. 1 Introduction The application of computer graphics can be seen in almost every area of life. Computer visualization in the field of lighting technology has recently become the inherent tool used in lighting design. Appropriate lighting equipment for a particular 3D model of illuminated object is selected. There are also many variants checked to obtain several most suitable illumination concepts. A lighting design, usually based on visualization, is completed with the use of lighting technology. The governing goal of photorealistic computer visualization is to present images generated by a computer to cause an impression of a real photograph. However, the main goal of illumination is to create an artificial image of the object by using light, to emphasize its attractiveness, draw attention to architectural details, embellish the surroundings and to ensure appropriate safety level.

Keywords

lighting technology, illumination, computer visualization