Stylized shadows

Christopher Decoro, Forrester Cole, Adam Finkelstein, Szymon M. Rusinkiewicz

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Abstract

While much research has focused on rendering physically-correct shadows, a "correct" shadow often exhibits unnecessary detail that distracts from the primary subject of the scene. Artists often prefer to have creative control over the rendered appearance of the shadow. This paper presents an algorithm offering control over stylized shadows, based on four intuitive parameters - inflation, brightness, softness, and abstraction - that together support a broad range of effects. The algorithm, which works largely in image space, can easily be incorporated into existing rendering pipelines, and is independent of scene geometry or shadow determination method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - NPAR 2007
Subtitle of host publication5th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
Pages77-83
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2007
EventNPAR 2007: 5th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2007Aug 5 2007

Publication series

NameNPAR Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering

Other

OtherNPAR 2007: 5th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/4/078/5/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Decoro, C., Cole, F., Finkelstein, A., & Rusinkiewicz, S. M. (2007). Stylized shadows. In Proceedings - NPAR 2007: 5th International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (pp. 77-83). (NPAR Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering). https://doi.org/10.1145/1274871.1274884