Rendering Imperfections: Dust, Scratches, Aging,...

Michael Schwärzler, Michael Wimmer
Rendering Imperfections: Dust, Scratches, Aging,...
TR-186-2-07-09, September 2007 [TR]

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Abstract

In order to incrase the realism of an image or a scene in a computergraphics application, so-called imperfections are often used during rendering. These are techniques which add details like dirt, scratches, dust or aging effects to the models and textures.

Realism is improved through imperfections since computer generated models are usually too perfect to be accepted as realistic by human observers. By making them, for example, dusty and scratched, people can imagine them being part of their real world much more easily.

This article gives an overview of currently used imperfections techniques and algorithms. Topics like textures, scratches, aging, dust, weathering, lichen growth and terrain erosion are covered.

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@techreport{TR-186-2-07-09,
  title =      "Rendering Imperfections: Dust, Scratches, Aging,...",
  author =     "Michael Schw\"{a}rzler and Michael Wimmer",
  year =       "2007",
  abstract =   "In order to incrase the realism of an image or a scene in a
               computergraphics application, so-called imperfections are
               often used during rendering. These are techniques which add
               details like dirt, scratches, dust or aging effects to the
               models and textures.  Realism is improved through
               imperfections since computer generated models are usually
               too perfect to be accepted as realistic by human observers.
               By making them, for example, dusty and scratched, people can
               imagine them being part of their real world much more
               easily.  This article gives an overview of currently used
               imperfections techniques and algorithms. Topics like
               textures, scratches, aging, dust, weathering, lichen growth
               and terrain erosion are covered.",
  month =      sep,
  number =     "TR-186-2-07-09",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "scratches, dust, imperfections, aging",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2007/TR-186-2-07-09/",
}