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2006). ). London: Springer. Chapter 3 Scene Graphs Overview A scene graph is a data structure commonly used to represent hierarchical relationships between transformations applied to a set of objects in a three-dimensional scene. It finds applications in a variety of acceleration and rendering algorithms. A scene graph could also be used to organize visual attributes, bounding volumes, and animations as a hierarchy in a collection of objects. In the most general form, any scene related information that can be organized in a hierarchical fashion can be stored in a scene graph.

The light source is kept fixed in the middle of the scene, at its default position (0, 0, 0). 3. cpp This program uses the scene graph in Fig. 10, to model the planetary system in Fig. 8. The angles of revolution of the Moon around the Earth, and the joint Earth-Moon system around the Sun are continuously updated to generate an animation sequence. The light source is kept fixed at the location of the Sun. 4. cpp This program uses the scene graph model given in Fig. 3, to construct an animated 5-link robotic arm.

The equations for n D 1, 2, 3 are given below. First degree (linear): Q(t) D (1 t) P0 C t P1 Second degree (quadratic) : Q(t) D (1 t)2 P0 C 2(1 t)t P1 C t2 P2 Third degree (cubic) : Q(t) D (1 t)3 P0 C 3(1 t)2 t P1 C 3(1 t)t2 P2 C t3 P3 Fig. 11 A bilinear interpolation scheme first interpolates along the edges to get the values at A and B, and then uses another linear interpolation along the line AB to get the value at Q P3 A Q P1 B P2 Given a triangle with vertices P1 , P2 and P3 , we can perform a bilinear interpolation between the values defined at the vertices to get the interpolated value at an interior point Q (Fig.

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