We demonstrate that a binocular color difference can be used to express the surface glossiness of an object on 3D display devices without being accompanied by a specular reflection pattern. A simple image with a binocular color difference provides a similar surface appearance impression to a real object that has the same binocular color difference. It is found that human binocular perception is likely to interpret binocular color difference as spectral reflectance rather than as transparency. Binocular glossiness is caused not only by a binocular lightness difference but also by a chromatic or hue difference.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013
Woo-Soon Jung, Young-Gyu Moon, Jae-Hyun Park, and Jang-Kun Song, "Glossiness representation using binocular color difference," Opt. Lett. 38, 2584-2587 (2013)