A practical model for subsurface light transport

  title={A practical model for subsurface light transport},
  author={Henrik Wann Jensen and Steve Marschner and Marc Levoy and Pat Hanrahan},
  journal={Proceedings of the 28th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques},
  • H. Jensen, S. Marschner, P. Hanrahan
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the 28th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques
This paper introduces a simple model for subsurface light transport in translucent materials. The model enables efficient simulation of effects that BRDF models cannot capture, such as color bleeding within materials and diffusion of light across shadow boundaries. The technique is efficient even for anisotropic, highly scattering media that are expensive to simulate using existing methods. The model combines an exact solution for single scattering with a dipole point source diffusion… 
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