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Computer Science - Image Processing | Material Appearance Modeling: A Data-Coherent Approach

Material Appearance Modeling: A Data-Coherent Approach

Dong, Yue, Lin, Stephen, Guo, Baining

2013, X, 178 p. 96 illus., 92 illus. in color.

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  • Presents a unified approach to material appearance modeling that increases the tractibility of this challenging problem
  • Covers the major reflectance mechanisms in realistic rendering, ranging from spatially-variant BRDFs of opaque surfaces to subsurface scattering in translucent volumes
  • Contains detailed algorithm descriptions to facilitate implementation by practitioners
  • Includes the hot new topic of material fabrication with 3D printers

One of the most prominent goals of computer graphics is to synthesize imagery indistinguishable in appearance from the real world. This however has been a challenge to achieve due to the complex factors that determine the appearance of objects, as well as the broad range of appearances that a given object can exhibit.

This book presents a general framework to address this problem based on the inherent coherency in the reflectance data of materials. This coherence-based approach can be comprehensively applied to all the major elements of image-based appearance modeling, from data acquisition and user-assisted modeling to efficient rendering and model editing.

The techniques and underlying ideas in this book can benefit practitioners, researchers and students who wish to enhance the realism of their computer graphics imagery.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » appearance modeling - data coherence - image-based modeling - material rendering - reflectance models

Related subjects » Image Processing

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