Illumination-Guided Example-Based Stylization of 3D Renderings

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

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We present an approach to example-based stylization of 3D renderings that better preserves the rich expressiveness of hand-created artwork. Unlike previous techniques, which are mainly guided by colors and normals, our approach is based on light propagation in the scene. This novel type of guidance can distinguish among context-dependent illumination effects, for which artists typically use different stylization techniques, and delivers a look closer to realistic artwork. In addition, we demonstrate that the current state of the art in guided texture synthesis produces artifacts that can significantly decrease the fidelity of the synthesized imagery, and propose an improved algorithm that alleviates them. Finally, we demonstrate our method's effectiveness on a variety of scenes and styles, in applications like interactive shading study or autocompletion.

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ACM Transactions on Graphics 35(4):92, 2016

(SIGGRAPH 2016, Anaheim, USA, July 2016)

Patent pending

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