16.2.5: Visible point grid construction

During the photon pass, whenever a photon intersects a surface, we need to efficiently find the visible points where the distance from the visible point to the photon’s intersection is less than the current search radius ri for the visible point’s pixel. The implementation here uses a uniform grid over the bounding box of all of the visible points; Exercise 16.7 at the end of the chapter has you implement other data structures in place of the grid and investigate trade-offs.

Create grid of all SPPM visible points〉 ≡                                                             976

    Allocate grid for SPPM visible points 980

    Compute grid bounds for SPPM visible points 981

    Compute resolution of ...

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