Diffraction Shaders Jos Stam

  title={Diffraction Shaders Jos Stam},
  author={Jos Stam},
The reflection of light from surfaces is a fundamental proble m in computer graphics. Although many reflection models have bee n proposed, few take into account the wave nature of light. In t his paper, we derive a new class of reflection models for metallic surfaces that handle the effects of diffraction. Diffraction i s a purely wave-like phenomenon and cannot be properly modeled using t he ray theory of light alone. A common example of a surface which exhibits diffraction is the compact disk… CONTINUE READING