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Reproducing oil paint gloss in print for the purpose of creating reproductions of Old Masters
Author(s): Willemijn S. Elkhuizen; Boris A. J. Lenseigne; Teun Baar; Wim Verhofstad; Erik Tempelman; Jo M. P. Geraedts; Joris Dik
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Paper Abstract

In the field of Fine Art reproduction, 3D scanning plus 3D printing, combined with dedicated software, now allows to capture and reproduce the color and texture of oil paintings. However, for life-like reproduction of the material appearance of such paintings, the typical gloss and translucency must also be included, which is currently not the case. The aim of this paper is to elaborate on the challenges and results of capturing and reproducing oil paint gloss (next to texture and color) using a scanning and printing system. A sample was hand-made using oil paint and acrylic varnish, and its gloss was then reproduced. A gloss map of the painted sample was acquired using a high end DLSR camera and a simple acquisition protocol. Next, Océ High Resolution 3D printing technology was used to create samples with spatially varying gloss. For this, two different strategies were combined: (1) multilevel half-toning of the colors was used to reproduce matte color layers, and (2) varnish was half-toned on top in increasing coverage to recreate increasing gloss levels. This paper presents an overview of the state-of-the-art literature in gloss reproduction and perception, our process of reproduction as well as the visual evaluation of the quality of the created reproduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9398, Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance 2015, 93980W (13 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082918
Show Author Affiliations
Willemijn S. Elkhuizen, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Boris A. J. Lenseigne, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Teun Baar, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)
Wim Verhofstad, Océ Technologies B.V. (Netherlands)
Erik Tempelman, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Jo M. P. Geraedts, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Océ Technologies B.V. (Netherlands)
Joris Dik, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9398:
Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance 2015
Maria V. Ortiz Segovia; Philipp Urban; Francisco H. Imai, Editor(s)

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