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Perceiving, Measuring and Modeling Materials

Tyler, C. W. (2014). Perceiving, Measuring and Modeling Materials. Proceedings of SPIE, 9018, article number 901802. doi: 10.1117/12.2046104


This paper focuses in the interpretation of material properties of reflectivity and specularity assessed by the visual system under illumination consisting of both a focal and a diffuse component (the ‘sun-and-sky’ illumination assumption). This assumption provides for four kinds of luminance gradients: gradients of incident illumination, gradients of reflectivity, gradients of secondary self-illumination and gradients of shadowing. The analysis considers the dissociation of the material properties carried by specularity from the geometric properties of object shape, taking the sinusoidal surface as a canonical shape exemplar.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Optometry & Visual Sciences
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