Applying Shape from Lighting Variation to Bump Map Capture

  • Holly Rushmeier
  • Gabriel Taubin
  • André Guéziec
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


We describe a system for capturing bump maps from a series of images of an object from the same view point, but with varying, known, illumination. Using the illumination information we can reconstruct the surface normals for a variety of, but not all, surface finishes and geometries. The system allows an existing object to be rerendered with new lighting and surface finish without explicitly reconstructing the object geometry.


Light Source Computer Graphic Grazing Angle Lighting Variation Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holly Rushmeier
    • 1
  • Gabriel Taubin
    • 1
  • André Guéziec
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM TJ Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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