Specular

  • (adj): Capable of reflecting light like a mirror.
    Example: "A specular metal"
    Synonyms: mirrorlike

Some articles on specular:

Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function - Models - Some Examples
... model, a general model representing surfaces as distributions of perfectly specular microfacets ... Cook–Torrance model, a specular-microfacet model (Torrance–Sparrow) accounting for wavelength and thus color shifting ... Ward's anisotropic model, a specular-microfacet model with a elliptical-Gaussian distribution function dependent on surface tangent orientation (in addition to surface normal) ...
Visual Appearance - Terminology
... of the surface and the spatial (directional) distribution of the reflected light.) Specular Gloss Distinctness of image Gloss Sheen Reflection Haze, H (for a specified specular angle), the ratio of (lig ...
Lakes Of Titan - History - Observation of Specular Reflections
... Cassini passed directly over Ontario Lacus at an altitude of 1900 km and was able to observe specular reflection in radar observations. 2009, Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) observed a specular reflection in 5 micron infrared light off a northern hemisphere body of ...
Specular Highlight
... A specular highlight is the bright spot of light that appears on shiny objects when illuminated (for example, see image at right) ... Specular highlights are important in 3D computer graphics, as they provide a strong visual cue for the shape of an object and its location with respect to light sources in the scene ...
Jicamarca Radio Observatory - Coherent Scatter Echoes
... All day 30-50 Meteor-head Head 85-130 All day 20-40 Non-specular meteor Non-specular 95-115 All day 20-50 Specular meteor Specular 80-120 All day 30-60 ...