Project Ideas for Appearance Models of Computer Graphics and Vision
- Write a system that allows you to take a geometric model and an
anisotropic BRDF and "comb" the direction of anisotropy. Use this to
render a horse.
- Develop a self-shadowing theory for an anisotropic rough surface.
- Build a virtual gonioreflectometer and use it to simulate interference on
a CD. Use this to render a CD as accurately as possible. Compare with
- Model and render a human eye. For variety, you can also render a
cat's eye (or any other that shows strong retroreflection).
- Model and render a snowman.
- Develop an appearance model for glaze and render some examples.
- Render Venus de Milo (we have the model) with a skin model
that includes subsurface scattering.
- Render a glass of milk.
- Fit the Hanrahan-Krueger model to measured skin BRDF (data provided).
- Develop a reflection model for car paint.
- Develop an appearance model for a butterfly wing (including iridescence).
- Model and render a standard-issue Gates Building office chair. Make it
look realistic at all levels of detail (for fields of view from 1 square cm to
the whole thing).