Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

State of the Art in Computational Fabrication and Display of Material Appearance.

After decades of research on digital representations of material and object appearance, computer graphics has more recently turned to the problem of creating physical artifacts with controllable appearance characteristics. While this work has mostly progressed in two parallel streams – display technologies as well as novel fabrication processes – we believe there is a large overlap and the potential for synergies between these two approaches. In this report, we summarize research efforts from the worlds of fabrication display, and categorize the different approaches into a common taxonomy. We believe that this report can serve as a basis for systematic exploration of the design space in future research.



Dr. Ivo Ihrke
INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
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