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ambient light

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199688975
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191768125
ambient light

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The background illumination applied to all objects in a scene. The *lighting model assumes an imaginary light hits each point of every object in the scene with the same colour and intensity. Ambient light approximates the overall diffuse interreflections in the scene. Ambient light does not need to be specified if the lighting model takes account of the ...

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Subjects: Computing

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