By changing the optical properties of the imaged object, you can synthesize specular highlights
- Wait for the status bar below to reach 100% before beginning.
- Once the movie is completely loaded, click anywhere to move the light source.
- You may also drag the mouse around and the light source will follow.
- The Shift key allows you to zoom in, the Control key zooms out.
This QuickTime VR is merely a coarse approximation of the actual image-based relighting technology. Drag the mouse to change the lighting on the object. Although this demo shows an abrupt transition between the various lighting directions, image-based relighting technology is a smooth, continuous-tone process.
Demo uses QuickTime VR
If you don't have QuickTime, you can get it here.