Printing spatially-varying reflectance

Wojciech Matusik, Boris Ajdin, Jinwei Gu, Jason Lawrence, Hendrik P.A. Lensch, Fabio Pellacini, Szymon Rusinkiewicz

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Abstract

Although real-world surfaces can exhibit significant variation in materials - - glossy, diffuse, metallic, etc. - - printers are usually used to reproduce color or gray-scale images. We propose a complete system that uses appropriate inks and foils to print documents with a variety of material properties. Given a set of inks with known Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Functions (BRDFs), our system automatically finds the optimal linear combinations to approximate the BRDFs of the target documents. Novel gamut-mapping algorithms preserve the relative glossiness between different BRDFs, and halftoning is used to produce patterns to be sent to the printer. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach with printed samples of a number of measured spatially-varying BRDFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, SIGGRAPH Asia '09
Pages128:1-128:9
Volume28
Edition5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, SIGGRAPH Asia '09 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Dec 16 2009Dec 19 2009

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, SIGGRAPH Asia '09
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period12/16/0912/19/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Matusik, W., Ajdin, B., Gu, J., Lawrence, J., Lensch, H. P. A., Pellacini, F., & Rusinkiewicz, S. (2009). Printing spatially-varying reflectance. In Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, SIGGRAPH Asia '09 (5 ed., Vol. 28, pp. 128:1-128:9) https://doi.org/10.1145/1661412.1618474