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Abstract or Description
We present a technique for estimating the shape and re- flectance of an object in terms of its surface normals and spatially-varying BRDF. We assume that multiple images of the object are obtained under fixed view-point and varying illumination, i.e, the setting of photometric stereo. Assuming that the BRDF at each pixel lies in the non-negative span of a known BRDF dictionary, we derive a per-pixel surface normal and BRDF estimation framework that requires neither iterative optimization techniques nor careful initialization, both of which are endemic to most state-ofthe-art techniques. We showcase the performance of our technique on a wide range of simulated and real scenes where we outperform competing methods
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), 2015.