BTFDBB: BTF Database Bonn and Measurement Lab

OBJECTS2011 Datasets

Here you can download the BTF and structured light data of the four objects presented as examples in:

Christopher Schwartz, Michael Weinmann, Roland Ruiters and Reinhard Klein "Integrated High-Quality Acquisition of Geometry and Appearance for Cultural Heritage", VAST 2011.

Please acknowledge or cite this work when using the datasets.

All datasets are free to use, modify and re-distribute for research and scholarship purposes. Furthermore, it is allowed to publish images made using the models or the BTF data in a scholary article or book, as long as proper credit is given to the University of Bonn's BTF Database. The Buddha dataset represent an artifact with religious and cultural significance to hundreds of millions of people and improper use might affront them. Please respect this fact and try to avoid potentially offending usage.
Any usage of the datasets for commercial purposes is not allowed without our permission and in some cases the permission of third parties.

General information:
you can access the data either using your webbrowser and download directly from this page:

documentation about filenames and formats can be found in the externREADME.txt.
Source code for loading the compressed BTF data into matlab can be downloaded here as a zip file:

BUDDHA sample

The BUDDHA sample consists of a wooden Buddha statue that is covered with red paint and gold leaf.

DONKEY sample

The DONKEY sample consists of a metal Donkey statue, presumably made of brass.


The MINOTAUR sample consists of a bronze Minotaur statue, covered with green paint and mounted on a marble block.


The TERRACOTTA SOLDIER sample consists of a replic statuette of a soldier of the terracotta army.
Note: this dataset was formerly erroneously called SAMURAI. Some papers might still
reffer to this dataset by its old name.