Accurately representing the appearance of glass presents a significant challenge. Unlike many other products where photography will suffice, the transparent and reflective qualities of the glass means that the viewing environment cannot be ignored. We never see just the glass but instead see the effects of the glass on the viewing environment.
Chameleon Labs has solved this problem by fully modeling the glass characteristics with the viewing environment to visualize glass panes. The model can take the spectral transmittance and reflectance characteristics of multiple glass layers and coatings to realize the true effects of the glass on the viewing environment. This accurately combines background and reflected images to visualize the glass for both interior and exterior views, providing designers and architects a much better understanding of the overall appearance of the glass they choose for their projects.