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 Laurent Belcour committed Mar 07, 2013 1 /**  Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 2 \mainpage A BRDF analysis library  Laurent Belcour committed Mar 07, 2013 3   Laurent Belcour committed Nov 15, 2013 4 
 Ludovic Courtès committed Jan 05, 2016 5 ALTA is currently in an alpha stage.  Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 6 
 Laurent Belcour committed Jul 03, 2014 7   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 8 ### Description  Laurent Belcour committed Nov 14, 2013 9   Ludovic Courtès committed Jan 05, 2016 10 11 12 13 ALTA is a cross-platform software library to analyze, fit and understand BRDFs. It provides a set of command line softwares to fit measured data to analytical forms, tools to understand models and data. You can find an overview presentation of ALTA [here][alta-wk].  Laurent Belcour committed Nov 14, 2013 14   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 15  [alta-wk]: http://hal.inria.fr/hal-01016531  Laurent Belcour committed Nov 14, 2013 16   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 03, 2014 17   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 18 ### Target audience  Laurent Belcour committed Jul 03, 2014 19   20 You are working on BRDFs and you want to **benchmark new BRDF models** and would like  Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 21 22 to compare them with state-of-the-art BRDF models and data easily. You are working on optical measurements and you want to **experiment different fitting procedures and models**,  23 or just perform **statistical analysis** on your data.  Laurent Belcour committed Jul 03, 2014 24   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 25   Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 26 ### Main Features  Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 27   Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 28 29 30 31  + Import/Export common \ref datas "BRDF data formats" + \ref fitters "Rational & Non-linear fitting" of BRDF + Analytic \ref functions "BRDF models" + \ref python "Scripting mechanisms" to automatize processing  Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 32   Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 33 The full list of features is available in the \ref features "features" page.  Laurent Belcour committed Jul 03, 2014 34   Laurent Belcour committed Dec 20, 2013 35   Ludovic Courtès committed Oct 16, 2015 36 37 38 ### Download ALTA is free software available under the [Mozilla Public License,  Ludovic Courtès committed Jan 05, 2016 39 40 version 2.0](http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/). The latest release, version 0.2, can be obtained from the Git repository:  Ludovic Courtès committed Oct 16, 2015 41   Ludovic Courtès committed Nov 25, 2016 42  $git clone https://gitlab.inria.fr/alta/alta.git  Ludovic Courtès committed Jan 05, 2016 43 $ git checkout v0.2  Ludovic Courtès committed Oct 16, 2015 44 45 46  See \ref install "the installation instruction" for more information.  Ludovic Courtès committed Jan 05, 2016 47 48 49 50 The master branch is where new developments take place. We highly recommend using the above release instead of master.  Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 51 52 ### Getting Started  Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 53 Examples of use can be found in the \ref tutorials "tutorials" section. Also, for a more advance usage of ALTA, please refer to the \ref documentation "APIs and references" page.  Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 54 55   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 56 ### Sample results  Laurent Belcour committed Nov 14, 2013 57   Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 58 Here are results one can obtain using ALTA for *nonlinear fitting*, *rational fitting* and *data conversion* of BRDF data (please click on the picture to change the position of the vertical cut). To see how those results where generated, follow the link above the picture.  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 18, 2015 59 60 61  @htmlonly
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 Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 64   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 22, 2015 65 66   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 18, 2015 67 68   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 21, 2015 69 70 71   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 18, 2015 72 73 74 75 76 77 78   Laurent Belcour committed Jan 13, 2014 79   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 18, 2015 80 @endhtmlonly  Laurent Belcour committed Nov 13, 2013 81   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 82 Those images have been produced using [Mitsuba renderer](http://www.mitsuba-renderer.org/) and the ALTA plugin designed for it. Check its [GitHub page](https://github.com/belcour/AltaBRDF) for more information on how to integrate Mitsuba and ALTA. The scene and environment map were created by Jonas Pilo and Bernhard Vogl respectively.  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 18, 2015 83 
 Laurent Belcour committed Jan 28, 2014 84   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 85   Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 86   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 117   Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 118   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 126   Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 127 Citing ALTA  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 128 129 -------  Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 130 If you are a happy user of ALTA and use it in one of your publication, you are more than welcomed to cite us!  Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 131 You can safely use our [EGSR MAM presentation][egsr-mam] reference or the following software citation:  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 132 133 134 135  @misc{alta-lib, title = {{ALTA: A BRDF Analysis Library}}, author = {Belcour, Laurent and Courtes, Ludovic and Pacanowski, Romain and others},  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 136  year = {2013-2015},  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 137 138 139  howpublished = {http://alta.gforge.inria.fr/} }
 Laurent Belcour committed Mar 21, 2013 140   Laurent Belcour committed Jul 23, 2014 141   Romain Pacanowski committed Oct 16, 2015 142 ALTA started with the [ANR 11-BS02-006][alta-anr], a research project on light transport analysis.  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 143 144  [alta-anr]: http://hal.inria.fr/hal-01016531  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 145  [egsr-mam]: http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/mam.20141293  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 146   Laurent Belcour committed Jan 28, 2014 147 
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 Laurent Belcour committed Jun 21, 2015 152   Laurent Belcour committed Jan 30, 2014 153   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 21, 2015 154   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 19, 2015 155   Laurent Belcour committed Jun 21, 2015 156   Laurent Belcour committed Jan 30, 2014 157 158 159   Laurent Belcour committed Oct 16, 2015 160 @endhtmlonly  Laurent Belcour committed Jun 18, 2015 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177  @htmlonly @endhtmlonly  197 \defgroup core  Laurent Belcour committed Nov 14, 2013 198 \defgroup commands  199 200 \defgroup plugins \defgroup softs  Laurent Belcour committed May 26, 2015 201 \defgroup fitters  Laurent Belcour committed Dec 20, 2013 202 \defgroup functions  Laurent Belcour committed May 22, 2015 203 \defgroup datas  Laurent Belcour committed Mar 07, 2013 204 */