Explorations in declarative lighting design

Hai Nam Ha, Patrick Olivier

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    Declarative approaches to lighting design model image quality using an objective function that captures the desired visual properties of an object or scene. The value of the objective function is optimized for a particular camera configuration through the manipulation of the lighting parameters of a scene. We review the notion of declarative lighting design, and introduce LIGHTOP, a tool by which the design of objective functions (the components and settings) and the application of different optimization techniques can be explored. We show how LIGHTOP can be used to explore declarative lighting design through the realization of a number of extensions to existing approaches, including the application and evaluation of stochastic optimization; the use of backlighting to maximize edge enhancement; contrast modeling; and the use of a perceptually uniform color space.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart Graphics - 6th International Symposium, SG 2006, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)3540362932, 9783540362937
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
    EventInternational Symposium on Smart Graphics 2006 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 23 Jul 200625 Jul 2006
    Conference number: 6th

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4073 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Smart Graphics 2006
    Abbreviated titleSG 2006

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