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Identifying diffraction effects in measured reflectances

Nicolas Holzschuch 1 Romain Pacanowski 2, 3
1 MAVERICK - Models and Algorithms for Visualization and Rendering
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble - Grenoble Institute of Technology
3 MANAO - Melting the frontiers between Light, Shape and Matter
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, LP2N - Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences
Abstract : There are two different physical models connecting the micro-geometry of a surface and its physical reflectance properties (BRDF). The first, Cook-Torrance, assumes geometrical optics: light is reflected and masked by the micro-facets. In this model, the BRDF depends on the probability distribution of micro-facets normals. The second, Church-Takacs, assumes diffraction by the micro-geometry. In this model, the BRDF depends on the power spectral distribution of the surface height. Measured reflectance have been fitted to either model but results are not entirely satisfying. In this paper, we assume that both models are valid in BRDFs, but correspond to different areas in parametric space. We present a simple test to classify, locally, parts of the BRDF into the Cook-Torrance model or the diffraction model. The separation makes it easier to fit models to measured BRDFs.
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Nicolas Holzschuch, Romain Pacanowski. Identifying diffraction effects in measured reflectances. Eurographics Workshop on Material Appearance Modeling, Jun 2015, Darmstadt, Germany. pp.31-34, ⟨10.2312/mam.20151201⟩. ⟨hal-01170614⟩



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