“View planning for BRDF acquisition” by Lang, Seidel and Lensch

  • ©Jochen Lang, Hans-Peter Seidel, and Hendrik P. A. Lensch




    View planning for BRDF acquisition



    The estimation of the bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of a 3D object requires reflectance measurements under numerous viewing and lighting directions. This sketch summarizes our method to select advantageous directions. Uncertainty minimization of the estimated BRDF parameters forms the theoretical underpinning of our acquisition planner. Our hardware-accelerated planner can aid manual and automatic measurement, reduces measurement effort and increases the quality of the acquired models.


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