I'm not sure this is the right place to ask for this reference but it's worth the shot since it is graphics related.
I'm looking for the very first paper describing what "Inverse Rendering" - By that I mean a machine learning system that given some renderer and a deep learning model and an image as input will provide you one or more maps describing how to render the same image.
I cannot manage to find anywhere a/the white paper the would describe how such system would work.
Can anyone provide a reference? Maybe not the very first paper but a white paper that might describe the fundamentals (I'd rather prefer papers to web articles).