Talk:Specularity

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I just wanted to point out, I use Art of Illusion and in it at least what's being described in this article is not called 'specularity' but 'shininess'. 'Specularity' in Art of Illusion is the property that makes the surface of an object mirror-like, so that it will reflect an image of other objects nearby. Is Art of Illusion an exception to the rule, or is this article actually wrong? - green_meklar 02:06, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I would say specularity refers to Specular reflection which realistically talking is mirror-like. What the author seemed to have been refering to is Specular highlight, where the Specular reflection of direct light sources (not other objects) is modelled to give a shiny spot on the object, (a particular fragment is brighter as the vector from the fragment to the observer approaches the reflectance vector). This page should probably redirect to Specular highlight or Specular reflection (and whichever one should be made to link to the other). --James Hogan 11:56, 16 March 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jh559 (talkcontribs)