Image-based material editing

Erum Arif Khan, Erik Reinhard, Roland W. Fleming, Heinrich Bulthoff

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Abstract

Photo editing software allows digital images to be blurred, warped or re-colored at the touch of a button. However, it is not currently possible to change the material appearance of an object except by painstakingly painting over the appropriate pixels. Here we present a method for automatically replacing one material with another, completely different material, starting with only a single high dynamic range image as input. Our approach exploits the fact that human vision is surprisingly tolerant of certain (sometimes enormous) physical inaccuracies, while being sensitive to others. By adjusting our simulations to be careful about those aspects to which the human visual system is sensitive, we are for the first time able to demonstrate significant material changes on the basis of a single photograph as input.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM Transactions on Graphics
Pages654-663
Number of pages10
Volume25
Edition3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2006 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 302006 Aug 3

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period06/7/3006/8/3

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Keywords

  • High dynamic range imaging
  • Image-based lighting
  • Image-based material editing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Khan, E. A., Reinhard, E., Fleming, R. W., & Bulthoff, H. (2006). Image-based material editing. In ACM Transactions on Graphics (3 ed., Vol. 25, pp. 654-663) https://doi.org/10.1145/1141911.1141937