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Estimating Reflection Parameters from a Single Color Image
September/October 2000 (vol. 20 no. 5)
pp. 58-66
This article describes a method for estimating parameters of a reflection model from a single color image taken by a CCD camera. We used the Phong-type dichromatic reflection model for modeling light reflection on an object surface composed of nonconducting materials. We developed several algorithms for estimating model parameters and present experimental results using a real image of a plastic cylinder. Next, we generalized the approach to objects with general shapes. The feasibility of the generalization is demonstrated using both synthesized and real images.

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Shoji Tominaga, Norihiro Tanaka, "Estimating Reflection Parameters from a Single Color Image," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 58-66, Sept.-Oct. 2000, doi:10.1109/38.865881
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