Exaggerated shading for depicting shape and detail

Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Michael Burns, Doug Decarlo

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Abstract

In fields ranging from technical illustration to mapmaking, artists have developed distinctive visual styles designed to convey both detail and overall shape as clearly as possible. We investigate a non-photorealistic shading model, inspired by techniques for cartographic terrain relief, based on dynamically adjusting the effective light position for different areas of the surface. It reveals detail regardless of surface orientation and, by operating at multiple scales, is designed to convey detail at all frequencies simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1205
Number of pages7
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2006 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2006Aug 3 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Non-photorealistic rendering
  • Shape depiction

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