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Ray Tracing from the Ground Up by Kevin Suffern

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Chapter 15

Specular Reflection

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Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should:

  • understand how glossy specular reflection is modeled in direct illumination;
  • have implemented a material that includes glossy specular reflection;
  • understand the difference between viewer-dependent and viewer-independent shading.

We can make materials look shiny by allowing them to reflect light that’s concentrated around the direction of mirror-reflection. This glossy specular reflection results in specular highlights on surfaces, which are the smeared-out reflections of light sources. In fact, this is the only way we can make point and directional lights visible. ...

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