volume tracer

Lytro’s Volume Tracer (Lytro VT) is a processing technique used to generate a 6DoF Light Field volume from rendered 2D samples of a 3D scene (these samples can be ray traced or rendered using any 3D render engine). During the process, light rays from the 2D samples are traced from the viewer’s perspective outward in all directions and positions within a 3D viewing volume. The resulting Light Field data can be viewed in a 6DoF HMD via the Lytro player delivering a CG experience in VR at cinematic levels of visual quality.