Image-Based BRDF Measurement Including Human Skin

  • Stephen R. Marschner
  • Stephen H. Westin
  • Eric P. F. Lafortune
  • Kenneth E. Torrance
  • Donald P. Greenberg
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


We present a new image-based process for measuring the bidirectional reflectance of homogeneous surfaces rapidly, completely, and accurately. For simple sample shapes (spheres and cylinders) the method requires only a digital camera and a stable light source. Adding a 3D scanner allows a wide class of curved near-convex objects to be measured. With measurements for a variety of materials from paints to human skin, we demonstrate the new method’y to achieve high resolution and accuracy over a large domain of illumination and reflection directions. We verify our measurements by tests of internal consistency and by comparison against measurements made using a gonioreflectomter.


Computer Graphic Source Position Bundle Adjustment Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Radiometric Calibration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen R. Marschner
    • 1
  • Stephen H. Westin
    • 1
  • Eric P. F. Lafortune
    • 1
  • Kenneth E. Torrance
    • 1
  • Donald P. Greenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Program of Computer GraphicsCornell UniversityUSA

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