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Photometric approach to surface reconstruction of artist paintings

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Takayuki Hasegawa

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., 1-3-3, Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531, Japan

Norimichi Tsumura

Chiba University, Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan

Toshiya Nakaguchi

Chiba University, Department of Medical System Engineering, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan

Koichi Iino

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. 1-3-3, Suido Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531, Japan

J. Electron. Imaging. 20(1), 013006 (March 03, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3533329
History: Received December 19, 2009; Accepted December 07, 2010; Published March 03, 2011; Revised November 08, 2011; Online March 03, 2011
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We propose a method for surface reconstruction of artist paintings. In order to reproduce the appearance of a painting, including color, surface texture, and glossiness, it is essential to acquire the pixel-wise light reflection property and orientation of the surface and render an image under an arbitrary lighting condition. A photometric approach is used to estimate bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDFs) and surface normals from a set of images photographed by a fixed camera with sparsely distributed point light sources. A robust and computationally less expensive nonlinear optimization algorithm is proposed that optimizes the small number of parameters to simultaneously determine all of the specular BRDF, diffuse albedo, and surface normal. The proposed method can be applied to moderately glossy surfaces without separating captured images into diffuse and specular reflections beforehand. Experiments were conducted using oil paintings with different surface glossiness. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated by comparing captured and rendered images.

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Takayuki Hasegawa ; Norimichi Tsumura ; Toshiya Nakaguchi and Koichi Iino
"Photometric approach to surface reconstruction of artist paintings", J. Electron. Imaging. 20(1), 013006 (March 03, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3533329


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