Appearance-guided Synthesis of Element Arrangements by Example

Abstract : We present a technique for the analysis and re-synthesis of 2D arrangements of stroke-based vector elements. The capture of an artist's style by the sole posterior analysis of his/her achieved drawing poses a formidable challenge. Such by-example techniques could become one of the most intuitive tools for users to alleviate creation process efforts. Here, we propose to tackle this issue from a statistical point of view and take specific care of accounting for information usually overlooked in previous research, namely the elements' very appearance. Composed of curve-like strokes, we describe elements by a concise set of perceptually relevant features. After detecting appearance dominant traits, we can generate new arrangements that respect the captured appearance-related spatial statistics using multitype point processes. Our method faithfully reproduces visually similar arrangements and relies on neither heuristics nor post-processes to ensure statistical correctness.
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Thomas Hurtut, Pierre-Edouard Landes, Joëlle Thollot, Yann Gousseau, Rémy Drouilhet, et al.. Appearance-guided Synthesis of Element Arrangements by Example. NPAR 2009 - 7th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, Aug 2009, New Orleans, LA, United States. pp.51-60, ⟨10.1145/1572614.1572623⟩. ⟨inria-00391649v2⟩

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