“Shape analogies” by Hertzmann, Oliver, Curless and Seitz

  • ©Aaron Hertzmann, Nuria Oliver, Brian Curless, and Steven M. Seitz



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    Shape analogies

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    This sketch presents “Shape Analogies,” a method for learning line styles from examples. With this approach, an artist or end-user simply draws in the desired style; the system analyzes the drawings and generates new imagery in the same style. For example, to design an outline style for a nervous character, one may draw a jittery stroke; to design an outline style for a robot, one may draw a very rigid style with many sharp angles.


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    3. Harrison, P. 2001. A Non-Hierarchical Procedure for Re-Synthesis of Complex Textures. Proc. WCSG.
    4. Hertzmann, A., Jacobs, C. E., Oliver, N., Curless, B., and Salesin, D. H. 2001. Image Analogies. Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2001, 327–340.
    5. Umeyama, S. 1991. Least-squares estimation of transformation parameters between two point patterns. IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Machine Intell. 13, 4, 376–380.

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