Painting with texture

In Rendering Techniques 2006: 17th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering , 371–376

Publication date: April 25, 2006

L. Ritter, Wilmot Li, B. Curless, M. Agrawala, David Salesin

We present an interactive texture painting system that allows the user to author digital images by painting with a palette of input textures. At the core of our system is an interactive texture synthesis algorithm that generates textures with natural-looking boundary effects and alpha information as the user paints. Furthermore, we describe an intuitive layered painting model that allows strokes of texture to be merged, intersected and overlapped while maintaining the appropriate boundaries between texture regions. We demonstrate the utility and expressiveness of our system by painting several images using textures that exhibit a range of different boundary effects.

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