BTF

A Moving Average Bidirectional Texture Function Model


Abstract: 
The Bidirectional Texture Function (BTF) is the recent most advanced representation of visual properties of surface materials. It specifies their appearance due to varying spatial, illumination, and viewing conditions. Corresponding enormous BTF measurements require a mathematical representation allowing extreme compression but simultaneously preserving its high visual fidelity. We present a novel BTF model based on a set of underlying mono-spectral two-dimensional (2D) moving average factors. A mono-spectral moving average model assumes that a stochastic mono-spectral texture is produced by convolving an uncorrelated 2D random field with a 2D filter which completely characterizes the texture. The BTF model combines several multi-spectral band limited spatial factors, subsequently factorized into a set of mono-spectral moving average representations, and range map to produce the required BTF texture space. This enables very high BTF space compression ratio, unlimited texture enlargement, and reconstruction of missing unmeasured parts of the BTF space.

Bidirectional Texture Function Three Dimensional Pseudo Gaussian Markov Random Field Model


Abstract: 
The Bidirectional Texture Function (BTF) is the recent most advanced representation of material surface visual properties. BTF specifies the changes of its visual appearance due to varying illumination and viewing angles. Such a function might be represented by thousands of images of given material surface. Original data cannot be used due to its size and some compression is necessary. This paper presents a novel probabilistic model for BTF textures. The method combines synthesized smooth texture and corresponding range map to produce the required BTF texture. Proposed scheme enables very high BTF texture compression ratio and may be used to reconstruct BTF space as well.