Appearance Modelling of Living Human Tissues

Augusto L.P. Nunes, Anderson Maciel, Gary W Meyer, Nigel W. John, Gladimir V.G. Baranoski, Marcelo Walter

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Abstract

The visual fidelity of realistic renderings in Computer Graphics depends fundamentally upon how we model the appearance of objects resulting from the interaction between light and matter reaching the eye. In this paper, we survey the research addressing appearance modelling of living human tissue. Among the many classes of natural materials already researched in Computer Graphics, living human tissues such as blood and skin have recently seen an increase in attention from graphics research. There is already an incipient but substantial body of literature on this topic, but we also lack a structured review as presented here. We introduce a classification for the approaches using the four types of human tissues as classifiers. We show a growing trend of solutions that use first principles from Physics and Biology as fundamental knowledge upon which the models are built. The organic quality of visual results provided by these Biophysical approaches is mainly determined by the optical properties of biophysical components interacting with light. Beyond just picture making, these models can be used in predictive simulations, with the potential for impact in many other areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-65
Number of pages23
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

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Computer graphics
Tissue
Skin
Blood
Classifiers
Physics
Optical properties
Rendering (computer graphics)

Keywords

  • Computing methodologies → Reflectance modelling
  • Texturing
  • appearance modelling
  • modelling
  • modelling
  • natural phenomena

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Nunes, A. L. P., Maciel, A., Meyer, G. W., John, N. W., Baranoski, G. V. G., & Walter, M. (2019). Appearance Modelling of Living Human Tissues. Computer Graphics Forum, 38(6), 43-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13604

Appearance Modelling of Living Human Tissues. / Nunes, Augusto L.P.; Maciel, Anderson; Meyer, Gary W; John, Nigel W.; Baranoski, Gladimir V.G.; Walter, Marcelo.

In: Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.09.2019, p. 43-65.

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Nunes, ALP, Maciel, A, Meyer, GW, John, NW, Baranoski, GVG & Walter, M 2019, 'Appearance Modelling of Living Human Tissues', Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 43-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13604
Nunes ALP, Maciel A, Meyer GW, John NW, Baranoski GVG, Walter M. Appearance Modelling of Living Human Tissues. Computer Graphics Forum. 2019 Sep 1;38(6):43-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13604
Nunes, Augusto L.P. ; Maciel, Anderson ; Meyer, Gary W ; John, Nigel W. ; Baranoski, Gladimir V.G. ; Walter, Marcelo. / Appearance Modelling of Living Human Tissues. In: Computer Graphics Forum. 2019 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 43-65.
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