StyLit: Illumination-Guided Example-Based Stylization of 3D Renderings

Jakub Fišer

CTU in Prague, FEE

Ondřej Jamriška

CTU in Prague, FEE

Michal Lukáč

Adobe Research

Eli Shechtman

Adobe Research

Paul Asente

Adobe Research

Jingwan (Cynthia) Lu

Adobe Research

Daniel Sýkora

CTU in Prague, FEE

We present an approach to example-based stylization of 3D renderings that better preserves the rich expressiveness of hand-created artwork. Unlike previous techniques, which are mainly guided by colors and normals, our approach is based on light propagation in the scene. This novel type of guidance can distinguish among context-dependent illumination effects, for which artists typically use different stylization techniques, and delivers a look closer to realistic artwork. In addition, we demonstrate that the current state of the art in guided texture synthesis produces artifacts that can significantly decrease the fidelity of the synthesized imagery, and propose an improved algorithm that alleviates them. Finally, we demonstrate our method’s effectiveness on a variety of scenes and styles, in applications like interactive shading study or autocompletion.

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Digitaltrends “Adobe Project Wetbrush and Project Stylit Could be Game Changers for Painters and Animators”

DigitalArtsOnline “Adobe Shows Off New Prototype Tools and Features at Sneaks Event”

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Project Publications

StyLit: Illumination-Guided Example-Based Stylization of 3D Renderings

Fišer, J., Jamriška, O., Lukáč, M., Shechtman, E., Asente, P., Lu, J., Sýkora, D. (Aug. 1, 2016)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2016)