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From: Matt Pharr <matt.pharr@gm...>  20080520 17:24:23

In general, conversion of coefficients in one basis can be converted to another with a matrix multiplication of the sort that PeterPike showed in that paper. Here is the general idea: Assume you have a function f(x) represented in a basis b_i(x) with coefficients a_i: f(x) = \sum_i a_i b_i(x) And say you want to represent it in a new basis c_i(x) with coefficients d_i. Assuming an orthonormal basis, etc, you project by integrating the function to be projected with the basis functions c_i(x): d_i = \int c_i(x) f(x) dx If you expand f(x) out, you get: d_i = \int c_i(x) (\sum_j a_j b_j(x)) dx You can interchange the integral and the sum and pull the constants a_j out of the integral: d_i = \sum_j a_j \int c_i(x) b_j(x) dx And voila, you can see that the integral can be precomputed given the pair of basis functions you care about and then represented as a matrix; this matrix times the a_j column vector gives the new coefficients d_i. Hope this helps. (And hope I didn't mess up the math at this early hour of the day.) matt  Matt Pharr http://pharr.org/matt On May 20, 2008, at 12:03 AM, Rowan Wyborn (2K Australia) wrote: > Howdy, > > The paper “Normal Mapping for Precomputed Radiance Transfer” (http://www.ppsloan.org/publications/ > ) contains a handy matrix to project 3rd order SH into the half life > 2 basis. I was just wondering if anyone (or P.P.S if he’s still on > this list J) had any insights into how this matrix is derived? > > Additionally I wonder whether its possible to generalize this > solution to an arbitrarily oriented set of basis vectors? Its not > clear to me whether the results in this paper for the HL2 basis are > achieved by: > a) rotating the SH lighting into each vertex’s basis > orientation and projecting using the given matrix > or > b) by generating the projection matrix on the fly for each > vertex’s basis orientation. > > Anyone got any ideas? > > Thanks, > Rowan > > > > > > >  > This SF.net email is sponsored by: Microsoft > Defy all challenges. Microsoft(R) Visual Studio 2008. > http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/vse0120000070mrt/direct/01/_______________________________________________ > GDAlgorithmslist mailing list > GDAlgorithmslist@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gdalgorithmslist > Archives: > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=gdalgorithmslist 