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The Geometry of Reflectance Symmetries.
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PMID:  21339528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Different materials reflect light in different ways, and this reflectance interacts with shape, lighting, and viewpoint to determine an object's image. Common materials exhibit diverse reflectance effects, and this is a significant source of difficulty for image analysis. One strategy for dealing with this diversity is to build computational tools that exploit reflectance symmetries, such as reciprocity and isotropy, that are exhibited by broad classes of materials. By building tools that exploit these symmetries, one can create vision systems that are more likely to succeed in real-world, non-Lambertian environments. In this paper, we develop a framework for representing and exploiting reflectance symmetries. We analyze the conditions for distinct surface points to have local view and lighting conditions that are equivalent under these symmetries, and we represent these conditions in terms of the geometric structure they induce on the Gaussian sphere and its abstraction, the projective plane. We also study the behavior of these structures under perturbations of surface shape and explore applications to both calibrated and un-calibrated photometric stereo.
Ping Tan; Long Quan; Todd Zickler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-3539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9885960     Medline TA:  IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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