A Method for Estimating Reflectance map and Material using Deep Learning with Synthetic Dataset [article]

Mingi Lim, Sung-eui Yoon
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The process of decomposing target images into their internal properties is a difficult task due to the inherent ill-posed nature of the problem. The lack of data required to train a network is a one of the reasons why the decomposing appearance task is difficult. In this paper, we propose a deep learning-based reflectance map prediction system for material estimation of target objects in the image, so as to alleviate the ill-posed problem that occurs in this image decomposition operation. We
more » ... o propose a network architecture for Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) parameter estimation, environment map estimation. We also use synthetic data to solve the lack of data problems. We get out of the previously proposed Deep Learning-based network architecture for reflectance map, and we newly propose to use conditional Generative Adversarial Network (cGAN) structures for estimating the reflectance map, which enables better results in many applications. To improve the efficiency of learning in this structure, we newly utilized the loss function using the normal map of the target object.
arXiv:2001.05372v1 fatcat:yaqcgbk5ezbpflf56foowkhnxq