“How to Draw illustrative Figures?” by Morimoto and Arita

  • ©Yuki Morimoto and Daisaku Arita

  • ©Yuki Morimoto and Daisaku Arita

  • ©Yuki Morimoto and Daisaku Arita




    How to Draw illustrative Figures?



    Simplified illustrations are effective for medical purposes in ways: they can quickly convey stories to patients, and avoid unnecessary graphic depiction. Despite their simplicity, such illustrations are not trivial to improvise. In this talk, we propose a new system that automatically transforms medical images into friendly 2D illustrations via an optimization problem.


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