BSSRDF Estimation from Single Images

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BSSRDF Estimation from Single Images
We present a novel method to estimate an approximation of the reflectance characteristics of optically thick, homogeneous translucent materials using only a single photograph as input. First, we approximate the diffusion profile as a linear combination of piecewise constant functions, an approach that enables a linear system minimization and maximizes robustness in the presence of suboptimal input data inferred from the image. We then fit to a smoother monotonically decreasing model, ensuring continuity on its first derivative. We show the feasibility of our approach and validate it in controlled environments, comparing well against physical measurements from previous works. Next, we explore the performance of our method in uncontrolled scenarios, where neither lighting nor geometry are known. We show that these can be roughly approximated from the corresponding image by making two simple assumptions: that the object is lit by a distant light source and that it is globally convex,...
Adolfo Muñoz, Jose I. Echevarria, Francisco
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CGF
Authors Adolfo Muñoz, Jose I. Echevarria, Francisco J. Serón, Jorge Lopez-Moreno, Mashhuda Glencross, Diego Gutierrez
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