Image Based Appearance Design

Image of the the Ford Motor Company's S Studio
Image of the the Ford Motor Company’s S Studio
Clement Shimizu and Seth Berrier of the University of Minnesota

A special rendering engine was designed to allow for real time material editing when using high dynamic range environment maps. In this image Ford’s S Studio was photographically captured using hundreds of photos from various angles and exposures. This environment map is used for interactive design and realistic rendering of automotive paints.