Type of Document Thesis Author Song, Hui Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-07122004-164318 Title The F-Table: A Data Structure for Rendering Photo-Accurate Images of Faces from Experimentally Acquired Reflectance Degree Master of Science Department Computer Science, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title David C. Banks Committee Chair Anuj Srivastava Committee Member Xiuwen Liu Committee Member Keywords
- Global Illumination
Date of Defense 2004-07-03 Availability unrestricted AbstractMy thesis is that a realistic image of a human face can be
generated using a computational simulation of light transport.
I demonstrate this thesis by
acquiring the three-dimensional geometry of a face,
measuring the reflectance function from the face,
and generating a graphical image that accurately matches a photograph
of the face.
I also show that the faithful simulation of the
physics of light transport is important for synthesizing a
realistic image of the face.
One important consequence of this work is that it can be used
in the future to recognize a face based on a photograph.
By rendering realistic images of geometric meshes of faces using
accurate reflectance functions and faithful physics, photo-realistic
images can be compared pixel by pixel to digitized photographs
to search for the closest match between a face in a geometric database and
a face in a photograph.
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