Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Tileable BTF

Authors Leung, Man-Kang
Pang, Wai-Man
Fu, Chi-Wing HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Wong, Tien-Tsin
Heng, Pheng-Ann
Issue Date 2007
Source IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics , v. 13, (5), 2007, SEP-OCT, p. 953-965
Summary This paper presents a modular framework to efficiently apply the bidirectional texture functions (BTF) onto object surfaces. The basic building blocks are the BTF tiles. By constructing one set of BTF tiles, a wide variety of objects can be textured seamlessly without resynthesizing the BTF. The proposed framework nicely decouples the surface appearance from the geometry. With this appearance-geometry decoupling, one can build a library of BTF tile sets to instantaneously dress and render various objects under variable lighting and viewing conditions. The core of our framework is a novel method for synthesizing seamless high-dimensional BTF tiles, which are difficult for existing synthesis techniques. Its key is to shorten the cutting paths and broaden the choices of samples so as to increase the chance of synthesizing seamless BTF tiles. To tackle the enormous data, the tile synthesis process is performed in a compressed domain. This not only allows the handling of large BTF data during the synthesis, but also facilitates the compact storage of the BTF in a GPU memory during the rendering.
ISSN 1077-2626
Rights © 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Language English
Format Article
Access View full-text via DOI
View full-text via Web of Science
View full-text via Scopus
Files in this item:
File Description Size Format
04276076.pdf 4726404 B Adobe PDF