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Article Real-Time Watercolor for Animation

Author(s): Thomas Luft, Oliver Deussen.
Article: Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 159--165, March, 2006.
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Abstract:
We present algorithms that allow for real-time rendering of 3D-scenes with a watercolor painting appearance. Our approach provides two essential painting techniques: the wet-on-wet and the wet-on-dry painting. We concentrate on efficient algorithms based on image space processing rather than on an exact simulation. This allows for the real-time rendering of 3D scenes. During an animation a high frame-to-frame coherence can be achieved due to a stable segmentation scheme. Finally, we seamlessly integrate a smooth illumination into the watercolor renderings using information from the 3D-scene.

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