Rendering of Wet Materials

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Rendering of Wet Materials
Abstract. The appearance of many natural materials is largely influenced by the environment in which they are situated. Capturing the effects of such environmental factors is essential for producing realistic synthetic images. In this work, we model the changes of appearance due to one such environmental factor, the presence of water or other liquids. Wet materials can look darker, brighter, or more specular depending on the type of material and the viewing conditions. These differences in appearance are caused by a combination of the presence of liquid on the surface and inside the material. To simulate both of these conditions we have developed an approach that combines a reflection model for surface water with subsurface scattering. We demonstrate our approach with a variety of example scenes, showcasing many characteristic appearances of wet materials.
Henrik Wann Jensen, Justin Legakis, Julie Dorsey
Added 04 Aug 2010
Updated 04 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1999
Where RT
Authors Henrik Wann Jensen, Justin Legakis, Julie Dorsey
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