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20 Jan 2022 12:06:39 EST (-0500)
  Re: radiosity and media  
From: James Holsenback
Date: 1 Feb 2013 23:25:09
Message: <510c9525$1@news.povray.org>
On 02/01/2013 06:02 PM, Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> I tend to forget how they work together, and then I rediscover that
> the explanation given in the radiosity reference (3.3.4) regarding media
> is rather terse ("Radiosity estimation can be affected by media" for
> the media parameter).
> There are different effects possible and it is not quite clear what
> happens here. Can media get illuminated by radiosity? Does media reduce
> the amount of light received by objects in the vicinity of an emitting
> object? Does emissive media contribute light to radiosity calculations?
> (the latter question is answered in the media documentation for
> emission). Which effect is not possible, which is always
> present, which is controlled by the parameter?
> Media with photons and radiosity with normals are explained in
> more detail in the tutorial section ( / that would
> probably be a good place for some detail on radiosity + media
> (with links from the radiosity and media reference?)

I'd agree, the reference passages you pointed out are indeed lacking, 
and some of the topics are expanded adequately in the tutorial. 
Expanding the missing topic (radiosity & media) seems to be the 
challenge ... I'm open to suggestions ;-)

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