Multiple illuminated paper textures for drawing strokes

Kyoko Murakami, Reiji Tsuruno, Etsuo Genda

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    This paper presents an algorithm for generating realistic drawing strokes that can take on the appearance of pastels, charcoals, or crayons. The similarity between pigments deposited on a paper surface by a pastel stroke and on the texture of an illuminated paper surface was studied. Twelve paper textures were prepared and were illuminated from various directions in increments of 30 degrees for a stroke drawn in an arbitrary direction. After these textures were processed as if they could be used as a height field, pigments deposited on paper were calculated using the height field and pen pressure. The height field is determined by linear interpolation of multiple paper textures for drawing strokes in any direction. By using the paper texture instead of simulating the deposition of pigments, a realistic stroke with arbitrary parameters can be rendered in real time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)156-161
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings of Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventComputer Graphics International 2005, CGI 2005 - Stony Brook, NY, United States
    Duration: Jun 22 2005Jun 24 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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