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RSM indirect Light flickering

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Hey guys I have a little problem in my implementation of indirect illumination via Pixellights and RSM. The Problem is that when I move the light I can "see" the sampling points in the scene and it looks not so good. My implementation method is now: Render the RSM with 8*8 samples with a compute shader in a UAV and then in the final deferred shading pass sum the light influence from all 8*8 samples in each pixel. I use this formula: For one pixel: float3 irradiance = float3(0.0f,0.0f,0.0f); ... for(int i = 0; i < 8*8;i++) { irradiance += diffuse.rgb(the color map) * VPLBuffer[i].color.rgb(the sample color) * (saturate(dot(VPLBuffer[i].normal.xyz,position.xyz - VPLBuffer[i].position.xyz)) * saturate(dot(normal,VPLBuffer[i].position.xyz - position.xyz))) / pow(length(position.xyz - VPLBuffer[i].position.xyz),3); } .... return float4(diff + irradiance,1.0f); When I change the exponent of the pow function to 2 or 1 theflickering goes away, but then the light is reflected by a too big distance and it looks bad.... So how to filter that stuff ?? Here is a video of the problem I have and he/she solves it by an unknown filter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZUYg5iToY
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float3 irradiance = float3(0.0f,0.0f,0.0f);
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for(int i = 0; i < 8*8;i++)
{
float3 diff = position.xyz - VPLBuffer[i].position.xyz;
irradiance += VPLBuffer[i].color.rgb(the sample color) * (saturate(dot(VPLBuffer[i].normal.xyz, diff)) * saturate(dot(normal,-diff))) / pow(length(diff),3); 

}
irradiance *= diffuse.rgb(the color map);

Code reformatted to see meaning bit easier. Why you do double sided light equation?

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Oh thanks that makes sense. Well the double sided equation was my first idea of doing that. Is there an other way to do that ??

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Just try to use binary nDotL test to prevent backside lighting. Then use standard distance square fallof. This should be lot less flickery.

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But when do I do that ? My first idea was the standart way of indirect lighting with RSM : Create Vector a = reflect( Lightposition - rsm pixel position, rsm pixel normal). Now vector a is the vector which is (maybe) directed to our dest pixel. Now I do nDotL with the dest pixels normal and vector a. Now I have to multiply this float with the rsm color and divide it by the fallof. But I don't realy unterstand what you mean with the binary test. Maybe someone can give me his way of implementing that, because I thing my way is too expensive.

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