Newton’s Colors: Simulating Interference Phenomena in Realistic Image Synthesis
The laws of physics that govern thin film interference are reviewed and the colors in nature that are produced by this mechanism are simulated. An efficient technique for adjusting out of gamut colors is developed and is applied to the problem of synthesizing the highly saturated interference colors. Common examples of thin film interference are reproduced, including the iridescent colors created by multiple film layers.
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