Appearance Modeling

Thursday, 3 August
8:30 - 10:15 am
Hall C
Session Chair: Markus Gross, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Photorealistic Rendering of Rain Streaks
This work presents a model for rain-streak appearance that captures the complex interactions between the oscillating shape of a falling raindrop and the lighting and viewing directions. The model is used to add photorealistic rain streaks to a user-provided image or video.

Kshitiz Garg
Shree K. Nayar
Columbia University


Acquiring Scattering Properties of Participating Media by Dilution
This work presents the first-of-its-kind dataset of the scattering properties of 40 commonly available media such as wines, beers, juices, beverages, cleaning supplies, and ocean water, allowing for photo-realistic renderings of such media. The key idea is to dilute each medium sufficiently with water to simplify light transport.

Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
Mohit Gupta
Carnegie Mellon University

Craig Donner
University of California, San Diego

Ravi Ramamoorthi
Shree K. Nayar
Columbia University

Henrik Wann Jensen
University of California, San Diego


Analysis of Human Faces Using a Measurement-Based Skin Reflectance Model
A novel skin-reflectance model whose parameters can be estimated from measurements. Analysis of the model parameters for a sample population reveals variations according to age, gender, and skin type.
Implementation Sketch

Tim Weyrich
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Wojciech Matusik
Hanspeter Pfister
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Bernd Bickel
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Craig Donner
University of California, San Diego

Chien Tu
Janet McAndless
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Jinho Lee
Atlantis Corp.

Addy Ngan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Henrik Wann Jensen
University of California, San Diego

Markus Gross
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich


A Statistical Model for Synthesis of Detailed Facial Geometry
A generative statistical model of fine-scale facial details (pores and small wrinkles). In this paper, the model is used to add detail to low-resolution face scans, sharpen interpolated faces, and age or de-age faces.

Aleksey Golovinskiy
Princeton University

Wojciech Matusik
Hanspeter Pfister
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Szymon Rusinkiewicz
Thomas A. Funkhouser
Princeton University