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Alban Fichet

INRIA Rhône-Alpes
655, avenue de l'Europe
38334 Saint Ismier Cedex
Phone:(+33) 4 76 61 55 17
Fax:(+33) 4 76 61 54 40

My PGP key, Fingerprint: 6836 06E7 73C3 AF5A D048 D5D0 7049 35AF 5FA9 27F9

I am PhD candidate under the supervision of Nicolas Holzschuch. The subject of my PhD is efficient representation for measured reflectance.

I did a year exchange in Czech Republic at Charles University in Computer Graphics Group under the supervision of Alexander Wilkie and Jaroslav Křivánek.

I am currently in my last year of PhD at INRIA.


Find a complete list of ofther publications of our team here.


Handling Fluorescence in a Uni-directional Spectral Path Tracer
Michal Mojzík, Alban Fichet, Alexander Wilkie
Computer Graphics Forum, Wiley, 2018, 37 (4), pp.77 - 94. ⟨10.1111/cgf.13477⟩
We present two separate improvements to the handling of fluorescence effects in modern uni-directional spectral rendering systems. The first is the formulation of a new distance tracking scheme for fluorescent volume materials which exhibit a pronounced wavelength asymmetry. Such volumetric materials are an important and not uncommon corner case of wavelength-shifting media behaviour, and have not been addressed so far in rendering literature. The second one is that we introduce an extension of Hero wavelength sampling which can handle fluorescence events, both on surfaces, and in volumes. Both improvements are useful by themselves, and can be used separately: when used together, they enable the robust inclusion of arbitrary fluorescence effects in modern uni-directional spectral MIS path tracers. Our extension of Hero wavelength sampling is generally useful, while our proposed technique for distance tracking in strongly asymmetric media is admittedly not very efficient. However, it makes the most of a rather difficult situation, and at least allows the inclusion of such media in uni-directional path tracers, albeit at comparatively high cost. Which is still an improvement since up to now, their inclusion was not really possible at all, due to the inability of conventional tracking schemes to generate sampling points in such volume materials.
DOI : 10.1111/cgf.13477
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Capturing Spatially Varying Anisotropic Reflectance Parameters using Fourier Analysis
Alban Fichet, Imari Sato, Nicolas Holzschuch
Graphics Interface Conference 2016, Jun 2016, Victoria, BC, Canada. pp.65-73, ⟨10.20380/GI2016.09⟩
Reflectance parameters condition the appearance of objects in photorealistic rendering. Practical acquisition of reflectance parameters is still a difficult problem. Even more so for spatially varying or anisotropic materials, which increase the number of samples required. In this paper, we present an algorithm for acquisition of spatially varying anisotropic materials, sampling only a small number of directions. Our algorithm uses Fourier analysis to extract the material parameters from a sub-sampled signal. We are able to extract diffuse and specular reflectance, direction of anisotropy, surface normal and reflectance parameters from as little as 20 sample directions. Our system makes no assumption about the stationarity or regularity of the materials, and can recover anisotropic effects at the pixel level.
DOI : 10.20380/GI2016.09
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Reseach Project

Joined the long time running developpement of ART, The Advanced Rendering Toolkit, initialy developped by Robert f. Tobler, currently maintained by Alexander Wilkie during my year in Czech Republic.

Cornell Box rendering Various materials rendering Fluorescence rendering

Visit the ART website for more information.


Here is a collection of my Shadertoys.

Click on the picture to see the shader (Javascript from Fabrice Neyret, see his collection : here).

Usefull stuff


Code snippets

File transfert on UNIX

Between two UNIX stations (or by installing netcast on Windows) :

File transfert with HTML5

With service:

Convert to UTF-8

To guess the character encoding of a file, you can type:
file -bi [filename]
This will return something like: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

If it is us-ascii, you file is already UTF-8 compatible. That does just mean it doesn't contains characters out of ASCII encoding scope.

Then, to convert your file to UTF-8, type:
iconf -f [from-charset] -t utf8 [filename] > [new filename]

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