SparkleVision: Seeing the world through random specular microfacets

@article{Zhang2015SparkleVisionST,
  title={SparkleVision: Seeing the world through random specular microfacets},
  author={Zhengdong Zhang and Phillip Isola and Edward H. Adelson},
  journal={2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-9}
}
In this paper, we study the problem of reproducing the light from a single image of an object covered with random specular microfacets on the surface. We show that such reflectors can be interpreted as a randomized mapping from the lighting to the image. Such specular objects have very different optical properties from both diffuse surfaces and smooth specular objects like metals, so we design a special imaging system to robustly and effectively photograph them. We present simple yet reliable… CONTINUE READING
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