Commit 9bcbe6ef authored by Laurent Belcour's avatar Laurent Belcour Committed by Ludovic Courtès

[Doc] Made a pass on the main page.

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\mainpage A BRDF analysis library
\mainpage A BRDF analysis library
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ALTA is currently in an alpha stage but the current master branch
can be freely cloned with :
can be freely cloned with:
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### Target audience
You are working on BRDFs and you want to **benchmark new BRDF models** and would like
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**,
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**,
or just perform **statistical analysis** on your data.
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+ Load and Save common BRDF data formats (see the \ref datas "data plugins list")
+ Rational \& Non-linear fitting of BRDF (see the \ref fitters "fitter plugins list")
+ Analytic BRDF models (see the \ref functions "function plugins list")
+ Scripting (based on XML or Python language) mechanism to automatize processing
+ Scripting (based on XML or Python language) mechanism to automatize processing
The full list of features is available in the \ref features page.
The full list of features is available in the \ref features page.
### Download
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ALTA is free software available under the [Mozilla Public License,
version 2.0](http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/), from our Git repository:
git clone https://gforge.inria.fr/git/alta/alta.git
$ git clone https://gforge.inria.fr/git/alta/alta.git
See \ref install "the installation instruction" for more information.
### Getting Started
New users should start by reading the tutorials (cf. \ref tutorials)
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.
### Sample results
Here are presented some of the result one can obtain using ALTA for *nonlinear fitting*, *rational fitting* and *data conversion* of BRDF data (please click on the picture to change the horizontal position of the vertical cut). To see how those results where generated, follow the link above the picture.
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.
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How to use it
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<img src="Kirby2.png" width="60% alt="Fitting the Kirby2 dataset with a rational polynomial" />
<img src="Kirby2.png" width="60% alt="Fitting the Kirby2 dataset with a rational polynomial" />
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Contributing
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There are many ways in which you can extend ALTA. Please refer to \ref
contribute for more information.
contribute "contribute" for more information.
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Citing ALTA
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If you are a happy user of ALTA and use it in one of your publication, you are more than welcomed to cite us!
If you are a happy user of ALTA and use it in one of your publication, you are more than welcomed to cite us!
You can safely use our [EGSR MAM presentation][egsr-mam] reference or the following software citation:
@misc{alta-lib,
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