New book on Visual Texture

Visual texture: Accurate Material Appearance Measurement, Representation and Modeling by Michal Haindl and Jiří Filip is a comprehensive text/reference that surveys of the state of the art in multidimensional, physically-correct visual texture modeling. It is the first book to provide a detailed treatment of texture synthesis as well as the only book covering all known aspects of the most advanced visual surface representation – the Bidirectional Texture Function.

BTF_booklVisual texture: Accurate Material Appearance Measurement, Representation and Modeling
Michal Haindl, Jiří Filip

Springer, Series: Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Hardcover 300 pages, ISBN 978-1-4471-4901-9

Starting from basic principles and building upon the fundamentals to the latest advanced methods, the book brings together research from computer vision, pattern recognition, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality. The text assumes a graduate-level understanding of statistics and probability theory, and a knowledge of basic computer graphics principles, but is accessible to newcomers to the field. Topics and features: Reviews the entire process of texture synthesis, including material appearance representation, measurement, analysis, compression, modeling, editing, visualization, and perceptual evaluation. Explains the derivation of the most common representations of visual texture, discussing their properties, advantages, and limitations. Describes a range of techniques for the measurement of visual texture, including BRDF, SVBRDF, BTF and BSSRDF. Investigates the visualization of textural information, from texture mapping and mip-mapping to illumination- an