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Reflectance measurements of human skin.

Stephen R. Marschner, Stephen H. Westin, Eric P. F. Lafortune, , Kenneth E. Torrance, and Donald P. Greenberg.

Technical report PCG-99-2, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University, Jan 1999.

We use a novel image-based technique to measure the directional reflectance of living human skin. Using only a commercial-grade digital camera and electronic flash, we can collect many samples in a few minutes. By exploiting the body's own curvature, we obtain data comprehensively covering a wide range of directions. We present results from several different individuals, showing interesting effects both individually and in their differences from each other.

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