“Curvature-dependent reflectance function for rendering translucent materials” by Kubo, Dobashi and Morishima

  • ©Hiroyuki Kubo, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Shigeo Morishima




    Curvature-dependent reflectance function for rendering translucent materials



    Simulating sub-surface scattering is one of the most effective ways for realistically synthesizing translucent materials such as marble, milk and human skin. In previous work, the method developed by Jensen et al. [2002] significantly improved the speed of the simulation. However, the process is still not fast enough to produce realtime rendering. Thus, we have developed a curvature-dependent reflectance function (CDRF) which mimics the presence of a subsurface scattering effect.


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