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Stereoscopic 3D Image Stylization

In Computers & Graphics , Volume 37, Issue 5, August 2013, Pages 389-402.

Published August 1, 2013

Lesley Northam, Paul Asente, Craig Kaplan

We present a method for stylizing stereoscopic 3D images that guarantees consistency between the left and right views. Our method decomposes the left and right views of an input image into discretized disparity layers and merges the corresponding layers from the left and right views into a single layer where stylization takes place. We then construct new stylized left and right views by compositing portions of the stylized layers. Because the new left and right views come from the same stylized source layers, our method eliminates common stylization artifacts that cause viewer discomfort. We also present a stereoscopic 3D painterly rendering algorithm tailored to our layer-based approach. This method uses disparity information to assist in stroke creation so that strokes follow surface geometry without ignoring painted surface patterns. Finally, we conduct a user study that demonstrates that our approach to stereoscopic 3D image stylization leads to images that are more comfortable to view than those created using other techniques. Graphical abstractWe present a method for stylizing stereoscopic 3D images that guarantees consistency between left and right views.Display Omitted Highlights? A method for stylizing stereo 3D images that guarantees consistency between views. ? Our method works with many stylization filters, including Adobe Photoshop filters. ? We present a stereo 3D painterly rendering algorithm tailored to our approach. ? We present user study results that demonstrate that users prefer our method to others.

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