A computer graphic system for rendering gonio-apparent colors

Gary W. Meyer, Harold B. Westlund, Peter A. Walker, Joseph P. Wingard

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A computer graphic system has been developed that allows a color scientist to evaluate the appearance of gonio-apparent colors. Reflection modeling software is used to define a BRDF from existing computer graphic reflection models and standard appearance measurements for gloss and metallic travel. A visualization program allows the user to examine the BRDF that results from reflection modeling. Real-time software and hardware can be employed to adjust the BRDF and display a surface with the specified reflection properties. A high quality rendering system is available to make individual pictures that incorporate complex lighting and reflection effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-925
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Event9th Congress of the International Colour Association - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 29 2001


  • Color
  • Computer graphics
  • Reflectance modeling


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