Visual blending using 2D morphing

S. K. Semwal, J. Ohya, I. Semwal, B. Bikker

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Abstract

Visual surrealism has been used with great success in movies and arts. Surrealistic cues provide a way to convey more information than what is directly available to the senses. Primary use of surrealism in movies and arts has been to provide quick and effective communication. So far, the use of surrealism has been very limited in the area of virtual environments. Great strides have been made to provide both the real time interaction and graphical-realism in virtual environments. Real-time interaction and realism are both complimentary and computationally expensive. They are seldom available simultaneously in a virtual environment. Thus it is easy to break the continuity of experience in a virtual environment today. In this paper, we explore the use of morphing technique for surrealism in virtual environments. An extension to the well known field morphing technique has been implemented. We provide examples of smooth camera movement using only two images from different views. We also provide realistic arm motion animation using only a few time varying video-frames. Later we provide examples of natural scenes where the initial and final images are identical. A huge gain in surrealistic information is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Applications
Pages316-321
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event3rd IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Applications - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 2006 Feb 152006 Feb 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Third IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Applications
Volume2006

Conference

Conference3rd IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Applications
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period06/2/1506/2/17

Keywords

  • Alternate avatar representations
  • Extracting appearance of 3D motion from 2D images
  • Low bandwidth transmission of images

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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