Eugene d’Eon | Guillaume Francois | Martin Hill | Joe Letteri | Jean-Marie Aubry
Weta Digital
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2011


We present a reflectance model for rough dielectric cylinders such as human hair fibers.  Our model is energy conserving and can evaluate arbitrarily many orders of internal reflection.  Accounting for compression and contraction of specular cones produces a new longitudinal scattering function which is non-Gaussian and includes an off-specular peak.  Accounting for roughness in the azimuthal direction leads to an integral across the hair fiber which is efficiently evaluated using a Gaussian quadrature.  Solving cubic equations is avoided, caustics are included in the model in a consistent fashion, and more accurate colors are predicted by considering many internal pathways.

Discussion and Reviews

We include additional information about stable numerical evaluation of one of the component functions of the model here:
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