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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2000 vol. 20)
ISSN: 0272-1716
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.

S. Tominaga and N. Tanaka, "Estimating Reflection Parameters from a Single Color Image," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 20, no. , pp. 58-66, 2000.
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