Issue No. 05 - September/October (2000 vol. 20)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/38.865881
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.
Shoji Tominaga, Norihiro Tanaka, "Estimating Reflection Parameters from a Single Color Image", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 20, no. , pp. 58-66, September/October 2000, doi:10.1109/38.865881