Measuring and Modeling of Multi-layered Subsurface Scattering for Human Skin

  • Tomohiro Mashita
  • Yasuhiro Mukaigawa
  • Yasushi Yagi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6773)


This paper introduces a Multi-Layered Subsurface Scattering (MLSSS) model to reproduce an existing human’s skin in a virtual space. The MLSSS model consists of a three dimensional layer structure with each layer an aggregation of simple scattering particles. The MLSSS model expresses directionally dependent and inhomogeneous radiance distribution. We constructed a measurement system consisting of four projectors and one camera. The parameters of MLSSS were estimated using the measurement system and geometric and photometric analysis. Finally, we evaluated our method by comparing rendered images and real images.


Human Skin Direct Component Light Transport Outgoing Radiance Photometric Stereo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiro Mashita
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Mukaigawa
    • 2
  • Yasushi Yagi
    • 2
  1. 1.Cybermedia Center Toyonaka Educational Research CenterOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan
  2. 2.The Institute of Scientific and Industrial ResearchOsaka UniversityIbarakiJapan

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