Advanced Material Appearance Models

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The Eurographics Association
This tutorial will cover the foundational elements of advanced material appearance models. For many years appearance models in computer graphics focused on general models for reflectance functions coupled with texture maps. However, even very common materials such as hair, skin, fabric, and rusting metal require more sophisticated models to appear realistic. In the tutorial we will begin by briefly reviewing basic reflectance models and the use of texture maps. We will then describe some common themes in advanced material models that include combining the effects of layers, groups of particles and or fibers. We will survey the detailed models necessary needed to model materials such as (but not limited to) skin (including pigmentation, pores, subsurface scattering), plants (including internal structure affecting scattering and characteristic shapes) and paints (including color flop and sparkle effects in automotive paints). In the next section of the tutorial we will treat the modeling of complex appearance due to aging and weathering processes. A general taxonomy of these effects will be presented, as well as methods to simulate and to capture these effects. The tutorial will close with a look at current trends in material modeling research. Important new trends include new interfaces for modeling materials, insights into material perception, and the availability of code and data for material models.

, booktitle = {
Eurographics 2010 - Tutorials
}, editor = {
U. Assarsson and D. Weiskopf
}, title = {{
Advanced Material Appearance Models
}}, author = {
Dorsey, Julie
Rushmeier, Holly
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The Eurographics Association
}, ISBN = {}, DOI = {
} }