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Fast texture synthesis using treestructured vector quantization
, 2000
"... Figure 1: Our texture generation process takes an example texture patch (left) and a random noise (middle) as input, and modifies this random noise to make it look like the given example texture. The synthesized texture (right) can be of arbitrary size, and is perceived as very similar to the given ..."
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Figure 1: Our texture generation process takes an example texture patch (left) and a random noise (middle) as input, and modifies this random noise to make it look like the given example texture. The synthesized texture (right) can be of arbitrary size, and is perceived as very similar to the given example. Using our algorithm, textures can be generated within seconds, and the synthesized results are always tileable. Texture synthesis is important for many applications in computer graphics, vision, and image processing. However, it remains difficult to design an algorithm that is both efficient and capable of generating high quality results. In this paper, we present an efficient algorithm for realistic texture synthesis. The algorithm is easy to use and requires only a sample texture as input. It generates textures with perceived quality equal to or better than those produced by previous techniques, but runs two orders of magnitude faster. This permits us to apply texture synthesis to problems where it has traditionally been considered impractical. In particular, we have applied it to constrained synthesis for image editing and temporal texture generation. Our algorithm is derived from Markov Random Field texture models and generates textures through a deterministic searching process. We accelerate this synthesis process using treestructured vector quantization.
Point Set Surfaces
, 2001
"... We advocate the use of point sets to represent shapes. We provide a definition of a smooth manifold surface from a set of points close to the original surface. The definition is based on local maps from differential geometry, which are approximated by the method of moving least squares (MLS). We pre ..."
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We advocate the use of point sets to represent shapes. We provide a definition of a smooth manifold surface from a set of points close to the original surface. The definition is based on local maps from differential geometry, which are approximated by the method of moving least squares (MLS). We present tools to increase or decrease the density of the points, thus, allowing an adjustment of the spacing among the points to control the fidelity of the representation. To display the point set surface, we introduce a novel point rendering technique. The idea is to evaluate the local maps according to the image resolution. This results in high quality shading effects and smooth silhouettes at interactive frame rates.
Unstructured lumigraph rendering
 In Computer Graphics, SIGGRAPH 2001 Proceedings
, 2001
"... We describe an image based rendering approach that generalizes many image based rendering algorithms currently in use including light field rendering and viewdependent texture mapping. In particular it allows for lumigraph style rendering from a set of input cameras that are not restricted to a pla ..."
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We describe an image based rendering approach that generalizes many image based rendering algorithms currently in use including light field rendering and viewdependent texture mapping. In particular it allows for lumigraph style rendering from a set of input cameras that are not restricted to a plane or to any specific manifold. In the case of regular and planar input camera positions, our algorithm reduces to a typical lumigraph approach. In the case of fewer cameras and good approximate geometry, our algorithm behaves like viewdependent texture mapping. Our algorithm achieves this flexibility because it is designed to meet a set of desirable goals that we describe. We demonstrate this flexibility with a variety of examples. Keyword ImageBased Rendering 1
The Power Crust
, 2001
"... The power crust is a construction which takes a sample of points from the surface of a threedimensional object and produces a surface mesh and an approximate medial axis. The approach is to first approximate the medial axis transform (MAT) of the object. We then use an inverse transform to produce ..."
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The power crust is a construction which takes a sample of points from the surface of a threedimensional object and produces a surface mesh and an approximate medial axis. The approach is to first approximate the medial axis transform (MAT) of the object. We then use an inverse transform to produce the surface representation from the MAT.
A SignalProcessing Framework for Inverse Rendering
 In SIGGRAPH 01
, 2001
"... Realism in computergenerated images requires accurate input models for lighting, textures and BRDFs. One of the best ways of obtaining highquality data is through measurements of scene attributes from real photographs by inverse rendering. However, inverse rendering methods have been largely limit ..."
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Realism in computergenerated images requires accurate input models for lighting, textures and BRDFs. One of the best ways of obtaining highquality data is through measurements of scene attributes from real photographs by inverse rendering. However, inverse rendering methods have been largely limited to settings with highly controlled lighting. One of the reasons for this is the lack of a coherent mathematical framework for inverse rendering under general illumination conditions. Our main contribution is the introduction of a signalprocessing framework which describes the reflected light field as a convolution of the lighting and BRDF, and expresses it mathematically as a product of spherical harmonic coefficients of the BRDF and the lighting. Inverse rendering can then be viewed as deconvolution. We apply this theory to a variety of problems in inverse rendering, explaining a number of previous empirical results. We will show why certain problems are illposed or numerically illconditioned, and why other problems are more amenable to solution. The theory developed here also leads to new practical representations and algorithms. For instance, we present a method to factor the lighting and BRDF from a small number of views, i.e. to estimate both simultaneously when neither is known.
Computing and rendering point set surfaces
 IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization 9
, 2003
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Multilevel Partition of Unity Implicits
 ACM TRANSACTIONS ON GRAPHICS
, 2003
"... We present a shape representation, the multilevel partition of unity implicit surface, that allows us to construct surface models from very large sets of points. There are three key ingredients to our approach: 1) piecewise quadratic functions that capture the local shape of the surface, 2) weighti ..."
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We present a shape representation, the multilevel partition of unity implicit surface, that allows us to construct surface models from very large sets of points. There are three key ingredients to our approach: 1) piecewise quadratic functions that capture the local shape of the surface, 2) weighting functions (the partitions of unity) that blend together these local shape functions, and 3) an octree subdivision method that adapts to variations in the complexity of the local shape. Our approach
Efficient simplification of pointsampled surfaces
 In VIS ’02: Proceedings of the conference on Visualization ’02
, 2002
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Filling Holes In Complex Surfaces Using Volumetric Diffusion
, 2001
"... We address the problem of building watertight 3D models from surfaces that contain holesfor example, sets of range scans that observe most but not all of a surface. We specifically address situations in which the holes are too geometrically and topologically complex to fill using triangulation al ..."
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We address the problem of building watertight 3D models from surfaces that contain holesfor example, sets of range scans that observe most but not all of a surface. We specifically address situations in which the holes are too geometrically and topologically complex to fill using triangulation algorithms. Our solution begins by constructing a signed distance function, the zero set of which defines the surface. Initially, this function is defined only in the vicinity of observed surfaces. We then apply a diffusion process to extend this function through the volume until its zero set bridges whatever holes may be present. If additional information is available, such as knownempty regions of space inferred from the lines of sight to a 3D scanner, it can be incorporated into the diffusion process. Our algorithm is simple to implement, is guaranteed to produce manifold noninterpenetrating surfaces, and is efficient to run on large datasets because computation is limited to areas near holes. By showing results for complex range scans, we demonstrate that our algorithm produces holefree surfaces that are plausible, visually acceptable, and usually close to the intended geometry.