Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
A. Weidlich, A Wilkie:
"Arbitrarily Layered Micro-Facet Surfaces";
Talk: International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (Graphite),
- 2007-12-04; in: "Proceedings of Graphite 2007",
In this paper we present a method to combine several micro-facet based surface layers into a single unified, expressive BRDF model that is easy to use. The restriction to micro-facet based layers constitutes no loss of generality, since both perfectly specular and perfectly diffuse surfaces can be seen as limit cases of the micro-facet approach.
Such multi-layered surfaces can be used to re-create the appearance of a wide range of different materials, and yield good results without having to perform explicit sub-surface scattering computations. This is achieved through suitable approximations and simplifications of the scattering within the simulated layered surface, while still taking absorption and total internal reflection into account. We also discuss the corresponding probability distribution function that is needed for sampling purposes, and investigate how the flexibility of this new approach is best put to use.
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