Presentation on theme: "Freshman Imaging Project 2010-11. Polynomial Texture Maps (PTMs) Pioneered by Tom Malzbender of HP Labs in 2001 Displays an object so the user can control."— Presentation transcript:
Freshman Imaging Project
Polynomial Texture Maps (PTMs) Pioneered by Tom Malzbender of HP Labs in 2001 Displays an object so the user can control where the light is coming from o By viewing an object from different angles of illumination, surface textures become more visible. Currently, there are many applications of PTMs
PTM Process HP Labs' software: o PTMFitter o PTMViewer
Light source 1 Light source Pixel colors can be represented numerically There is a mathematical relationship between pixel color and illumination angle Knowing color at several angles allows us to predict color at all angles
PTM Fitter and Viewer PTM Fitter Creates a models of the variations in color at each pixel o Biquadratic polynomials (6 coefficients) o Minimum of 6 images PTM Viewer Reconstructs lighting angles based on fitted curves
Our Project Goal Create a basic white light PTM dome by the end of Winter quarter Create a PTM device using multiple wavelengths of light o Not exclusively white light
What We Have Accomplished - Proof of Concept Prototype and Miniature -Research and Understanding of PTM devices -includes contacts -Created work groups including software, camera, illumination/electrical, and structure.
Software Group Accomplishments Identification and Investigation of LabVIEW software Understanding of use and benefits of B-Splines Identification of needed user inputs and outputs Have begun to program software and design user- interface
Camera Group Accomplishments: Have identified the Camera for basic PTM dome based on research of possible camera specs Have learned about the Tone Transfer Function Have begun to learn about Modulation Transfer Function Chosen Camera: Nikon D50
Illumination/Electrical Group Accomplishments: Have ordered and tested lights including LEDs, Solux, and incandescent Have learned how to characterize light by luminance, radiance, etc.
Structure Group Accomplishments: Have orderd a dome for our basic white-light PTM based off of our system requirements Have created a CAD drawing of what our white-light PTM will look like They have got in contact with the machine shop
What We Are Going To Do Create a multi-spectral PTM device Present our work at the Imagine RIT festival in May Hopefully have a few students travel to DC to compare the PTMs made by our devices to those imaging devices at the Library of Congress Maybe have students continue work on this project over the summer