An Improved NeuMIP with Better Accuracy

Bowen Xue, Shuang Zhao, Henrik Wann Jensen, Zahra Montazeri

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Neural reflectance models are capable of accurately reproducing the spatially-varying appearance of many real-world materials at different scales. However, existing methods have difficulties handling highly glossy materials. To address this problem, we introduce a new neural reflectance model which, compared with existing methods, better preserves not only specular highlights but also fine-grained details. To this end, we enhance the neural network performance by encoding input data to frequency space, inspired by NeRF, to better preserve the details. Furthermore, we introduce a gradient-based loss and employ it in multiple stages, adaptive to the progress of the learning phase. Lastly, we utilize an optional extension to the decoder network using the Inception module for more accurate yet costly performance. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method using a variety of synthetic and real examples.
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Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2023


  • cs.GR
  • cs.CV

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