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Base types of light reflection

1. Diffuse reflection:

- small grained, rough surface
- the incoming light is reflected in all directions

2. Mirror (specular) reflection:

- glossy, refined surface
- the incoming light is reflected at the same angle (angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection)

3. Retroreflection:

- there are two kinds of retroreflection: spherical and cube corner
- the incoming light is reflected back in the direction that it came from (to return light back to its source)

incoming light: incoming light reflected light: reflected light

Base types of light reflection

 
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