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Translucent Object Perception

A demonstration of translucent material perception findings.

Using simulated relief objects of translucent materials with varying shapes and optical properties under different illuminations, we find that the level of geometric sharpness significantly affects perceived translucency by the observers across different lighting conditions.


Xiao, B*. Zhao, S. Gkioulekas, I, Bi, Wa. and Bala, K. (2020).  Effect of Geometric Sharpness on Translucent Material Perception.  Journal of Vision. 20 (7), 10-10. (*Corresponding.)