Publications

3D-Printing Spatially Varying BRDFs

Publication

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 33(6), 2013 , 2013

Authors

Olivier Rouiller, Bernd Bickel, Jan Kautz, Wojciech Matusik, and Marc Alexa

Abstract

A new method fabricates custom surface reflectance and spatially varying bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (svBRDFs). Researchers optimize a microgeometry for a range of normal distribution functions and simulate the resulting surface’s effective reflectance. Using the simulation’s results, they reproduce an input svBRDF’s appearance by distributing the microgeometry on the printed material’s surface. This method lets people print svBRDFs on planar samples with current 3D printing technology, even with a limited set of printing materials. It extends naturally to printing svBRDFs on arbitrary shapes.

Paper

svBRDF.pdf

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