Mapping a high poly model on a billboard


Given a model that needs to be reduced to a billboard and given a billboard model where each face has specific texture coordinate mapping, is it possible to compute a matrix for each billboard face that transforms the high poly model to align with the billboard face plane in texture coordinate space? That way, I can automatically generate abitrary billboards from my 3d models in an offscreen pbuffer. I’m thinking billboards more complex than just the two regular billboard quads perpendicular to each other.

  • elias

[This message has been edited by elias (edited 08-18-2003).]

Yes, do a search on “impostors” and “IBR”.

see this year’s siggraph paper: billboard cloud

Thanks, billboard clouds look exactly like what I need!

  • elias