Fake fur rendering

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Fake fur rendering
A probabilistic lighting model is presented for thin coats of fur over skin. Previous methods for rendering furry objects and creatures have addressed the case where individual strands or tufts of hair may be resolvable at the pixel level. These methods are often computationally intensive. However, a large class of realworld cases where individual hairs are much smaller than the size of a pixel can be addressed using a probabilistic model for the expected value of reflected light within a small surface area. Under the assumption that hair parameters are slowly varying across the skin, lighting calculations are performed on a reference hair with prefiltered parameters. The reflected light from individual hairs and from the skin below is blended using the expectation of a ray striking a hair in that area as the opacity of the fur coating. Approximations for hair-to-hair shadowing and hair-to-skin shadowing can be made using the same hit-expectation model. Our system can be implemented i...
Dan B. Goldman
Added 07 Aug 2010
Updated 07 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1997
Authors Dan B. Goldman
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