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Appearance Capture and Modeling
Wednesday, 04 November
09:00 - 12:45
Kobe Int’l Conference Center, Room 403, Level 4

Appearance Capture and Modeling

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This course provides an introduction and overview regarding the field of capturing and modeling the appearance of materials and objects targeted to the specific needs of automotive applications as well as video games, movies or advertisement. The course covers the major principles and methods for the appearance acquisition of a wide range of different materials ranging from diffuse surfaces over glossy surfaces and highly specular surfaces to even surfaces exhibiting strong subsurface scattering effects. Different acquisition devices proposed in literature are presented and their benefits and drawbacks are discussed. Special emphasis is laid on different models and methods to represent appearance. Compression techniques and methods for appearance synthesis are addressed as well as techniques and methods for transmission and rendering. The course concludes with a discussion of future challenges and trends in the field.

Michael Weinmann, University of Bonn
Dennis den Brok, University of Bonn
Stefan Krumpen, University of Bonn
Reinhard Klein, University of Bonn

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Weinmann (University of Bonn) studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2010, he joined the computer graphics group at the University of Bonn where his research interests include the acquisition of 3D geometry and reflectance, registration and material recognition. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Klein is a full professor at the University of Bonn since October 2000 and director of the Institute of Computer Science II. His main research topics include the acquisition of geometry and reflectance, geometry and reflectance modeling, compression techniques and rendering techniques.

Dipl.-Math. Dennis den Brok graduated from the University of Bonn with a degree in mathematics in 2011 and subsequently joined the university's graduate school on Digital Material Appearance. His research is concerned with the acquisition and modeling of material appearance, particularly for materials with significant surface structure.

Graduate students and researchers interested in reflectance acquisition as well as industry experts.

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