How to Use Tabular BSDF Data to Define the Surface Scattering Distribution

This article explains how measured BSDF data may be used to define the scattering properties of a surface. An example using BSDF data measured by the Imaging Sphere for Scatter and Appearance, which has been developed by Radiant Vision Systems, is provided.

Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara (2008); Updated by Alissa Wersal

Published On: August 10, 2015


The Mars Rover Camera Lenses

This article is an excerpt from Gregory Hallock Smith's book, Camera Lenses: From Box Camera to Digital.  The excerpt is Chapter 31 in its entirety.  Chapter 31 of Smith's book discusses the cameras aboard the Mars Exploration Rovers, the lenses of which were designed using Zemax by the author.  This article also includes links to several fascinating pictures taken aboard these "robotic geologists."


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