The classical metal model of Radiance was fitted to the BRTF data using standard Levenberg-Marqwardt fitting methods.
Gray reflectance (R=G=B for the first three parameters of the model) was assumed.
Light source was a XBO short arc lamp.
The incident angle thetain, phiin is encoded into the file name. For
pab-xenon-aluA-st1:+15+0.mpc: thetain=15o, phiin=0o .
The following tables give the measured BRTF, their visualization, the parameters RGB, specularity and roughness, and the
error (sum of weighted, squared difference between model and data at measured positions).
Visualizations were done using mountain, a custom written program for displaying BRTF measurements done by the above mentioned
gonio-photometer. The BRTF of a perfectly diffuse material would show as flat surface. For high values, the measurements are done at finer angular
resolution (see my Phd for a discussion on measurement technique). The small gaps in
the data are due to self shadowing of the ISE-FhG gonio-photometer.
Sand blasted aluminium sheet, metal model
Aluminium sheet blasted with small glass spheres. More isotropic than raw aluminium sheet, but still showing asymmetric scattering
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News: The above text was written in 2002, meanwhile (2011) a BRTF,BSDF database is available at: