Evaluation of Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR) for Illustration
Mario Costa Sousa
In this project we are studying both traditional hand-drawn and computer-generated non-photorealistic line drawings. In particular, we are interested in those line drawings that are used for illustration, e.g., in scientific and medical applications. For example, we want to improve our understanding of the differences between the two ways line drawings are currently generated. We hope that the findings of this study will help the research community to improve the techniques used for creation of line drawing illustrations to better meet the needs of viewers and creators of illustrations. Also, we hope to determine the needs of professional illustrators in terms of their needs of computer tools to assist them in creating illustrations. Thus, the study will reveal further avenues of investigation as to the computer-assisted creation of line drawing illustrations.
|Ross Maciejewski, Tobias Isenberg, William M. Andrews, David S. Ebert and Mario Costa Sousa. Aesthetics of Hand-Drawn vs. Computer-Generated Stippling. In Proceedings of Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging 2007 (CAe 2007, June 20--22, 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada). (Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland), (Douglas W. Cunningham and Gary Meyer and László Neumann and Alan Dunning and Raquel Paricio, Ed.) Eurographics Association, pages 53-56, 2007.
|Tobias Isenberg, Petra Neumann, Sheelagh Carpendale, Mario Costa Sousa and Joaquim A. Jorge. Non-Photorealistic Rendering in Context: An Observational Study. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR 2006, June 5–7, 2006, Annecy, France). ACM Press, pages 115-126, 2006.
|Tobias Isenberg, Petra Neumann, Sheelagh Carpendale, Mario Costa Sousa and Joaquim A. Jorge. Aesthetics of Hand-Drawn and Computer-Generated Illustrations. In Bruce Gooch and László Neumann and Werner Purgathofer and Mateu Sbert Casasayas (Eds.) Dagstuhl Seminar 06221 on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging, 2006.
This work is partially supported by grants from Alberta Ingenuity, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the University of Calgary.