A simple layered RGB BRDF model

Xavier Granier, Wolfgang Heidrich

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Many natural objects, and general layered materials, have non-linear reflection behaviour along wavelengths. An accurate representation of phenomena such as interference and colour separation generally requires a fine spectral representation of light instead of the commonly used RGB components. In this article, we introduce and experiment with a general approach to create similar and convincing effects, with a simple RGB BRDF model. We present a model for both specular and diffuse reflection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2002
EditorsShi-Min Hu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Sabine Coquillart
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769517846
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 9 2002Oct 11 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications
ISSN (Print)1550-4085


Other10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2002

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2002 IEEE.


  • Bidirectional control
  • Computational modeling
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer science
  • Interference
  • Lighting
  • Optical reflection
  • Reflectivity
  • Solid modeling
  • Surface waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Modeling and Simulation


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