Publication details

Journal Article

Perceptually Motivated BRDF Comparison using Single Image

Havran V., Filip Jiří, Myszkowski K.

: Computer Graphics Forum vol.35, 4 (2016), p. 1-12

: GA14-02652S, GA ČR

: BRDF, metric, distortion

: 10.1111/cgf.12944


(eng): Surface reflectance of real-world materials is now widely represented by the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) and also by spatially varying representations such as SVBRDF and the bidirectional texture function (BTF). The raw surface reflectance measurements are typically compressed or fitted by analytical models, that always introduce a certain loss of accuracy. For its evaluation we need a distance function between a reference surface reflectance and its approximate version. Although some of the past techniques tried to reflect the perceptual sensitivity of human vision, they have neither optimized illumination and viewing conditions nor surface shape. In this paper, we suggest a new image-based methodology for comparing different anisotropic BRDFs. We use optimization techniques to generate a novel surface which has extensive coverage of incoming and outgoing light directions, while preserving its features and frequencies that are important for material appearance judgments.

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