Appearance Transfer for Fluid Animations

Ondřej Jamriška
CTU in Prague, FEE
Jakub Fišer
CTU in Prague, FEE
Paul Asente
Adobe Research
Jingwan Lu
Adobe Research
Eli Shechtman
Adobe Research
Daniel Sýkora
CTU in Prague, FEE

U.S. Patents No. 9,852,523 & No. 9,870,638


In this paper we present a novel approach to appearance transfer for fluid animations based on flow-guided texture synthesis. In contrast to common practice where pre-captured sets of fluid elements are combined in order to achieve desired motion and look, we bring the possibility of fine-tuning motion properties in advance using CG techniques, and then transferring the desired look from a selected appearance exemplar. We demonstrate that such a practical workflow cannot be simply implemented using current state-of-the-art techniques, analyze what the main obstacles are, and propose a solution to resolve them. In addition, we extend the algorithm to allow for synthesis with rich boundary effects and video exemplars. Finally, we present numerous results that demonstrate the versatility of the proposed approach.

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ACM Transactions on Graphics 34(4):92, 2015

(SIGGRAPH 2015, Los Angeles, USA, August 2015)

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