Single-Shot Neural Relighting and SVBRDF Estimation

Shen Sang, Manmohan Chandraker ;


We present a novel physically-motivated deep network for joint shape and material estimation, as well as relighting under novel illumination conditions, using a single image captured by a mobile phone camera. Our physically-based modeling leverages a deep cascaded architecture trained on a large-scale synthetic dataset that consists of complex shapes with microfacet SVBRDF. In contrast to prior works that train rendering layers subsequent to inverse rendering, we propose deep feature sharing and joint training that transfer insights across both tasks, to achieve significant improvements in both reconstruction and relighting. We demonstrate in extensive qualitative and quantitative experiments that our network generalizes very well to real images, achieving high-quality shape and material estimation, as well as image-based relighting. Code, models and data will be publicly released."

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