Feature-Aligned Shape Texturing

Kai Xu, Hao Zhang, Daniel Cohen-Or, Tao Ju, Ligang Liu*, Shizhe Zhou, Yueshan Xiong

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Abstract

The essence of a 3D shape can often be well captured by its salient feature curves. In this paper, we explore the use of salient curves in synthesizing intuitive, shape-revealing textures on surfaces. Our texture synthesis is guided by two principles: matching the direction of the texture patterns to those of the salient curves, and aligning the prominent feature lines in the texture to the salient curves exactly. We have observed that textures synthesized by these principles not only fit naturally to the surface geometry, but also visually reveal, even reinforce, the shape's essential characteristics. We call these feature-aligned shape texturing. Our technique is fully automatic, and introduces two novel technical components in vectorfield- guided texture synthesis: an algorithm that orients the salient curves on a surface for constrained vector field generation, and a feature-to-feature texture optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Texture synthesis
  • feature alignment
  • salient features

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