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On-the-Fly Multi-Scale Infinite Texturing from Example

K. Vanhoey and B. Sauvage and F. Larue and J.-M. Dischler
ACM Transactions on Graphics
Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 208:1--208:10, November 2013


In computer graphics, rendering visually detailed scenes is often achieved through texturing. We propose a method for on-the-fly non-periodic infinite texturing of surfaces based on a single image. Pattern repetition is avoided by defining patches within each texture whose content can be changed at runtime. In addition, we consistently manage multi-scale using one input image per represented scale. Undersampling artifacts are avoided by accounting for fine-scale features while colors are transferred between scales. Eventually, we allow for relief-enhanced rendering and provide a tool for intuitive creation of height maps. This is done using an ad-hoc local descriptor that measures feature self-similarity in order to propagate height values provided by the user for a few selected texels only. Thanks to the patch-based system, manipulated data are compact and our texturing approach is easy to implement on GPU. The multi-scale extension is capable of rendering finely detailed textures in real-time.

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  author = { K. Vanhoey and B. Sauvage and F. Larue and J.-M. Dischler },
  title = {On-the-Fly Multi-Scale Infinite Texturing from Example},
  journal = {ACM Transactions on Graphics},
  year = {2013},
  month = {November},
  pages = {208:1--208:10},
  volume = {32},
  number = {6},
  keywords = {color space, infinite texturing, multi-scale textures, real-time rendering, relief textures, texture tiling}