Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Measuring BRDFs of immersed materials

Measuring BRDFs of immersed materials

We investigate the effect of immersing real-world materials into media of different refractive indices. We show, that only some materials follow the Fresnel-governed behaviour. In reality, many materials exhibit unexpected effects such as stronger localized highlights or a significant increase in the glossy reflection due to microgeometry. In this paper, we propose a new measurement technique that allows for measuring the BRDFs of materials that are immersed into different media.

Author(s):Kai Berger, Ilya Reshetouski, Marcus Magnor, Ivo Ihrke
Published:October 2011
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV)
Presented at:Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV)
Project(s): Physics-based Rendering 

  title = {Measuring {BRDF}s of immersed materials},
  author = {Berger, Kai and Reshetouski, Ilya  and Magnor, Marcus and Ihrke, Ivo},
  booktitle = {Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization ({VMV})},
  organization = {Eurographics},
  pages = {325--330},
  month = {Oct},
  year = {2011}