BG maker: Example-based anime background image creation from a photograph

Shugo Yamaguchi, Chie Furusawa, Takuya Kato, Tsukasa Fukusato, Shigeo Morishima

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 被引用数 (Scopus)


Anime designers often paint actual sceneries to serve as background images based on photographs to complement characters. As paint- ing background scenery is time consuming and cost ineffective, there is a high demand for techniques that can convert photographs into anime styled graphics. Previous approaches for this purpose, such as Image Quilting [Efros and Freeman 2001] transferred a source texture onto a target photograph. These methods synthesized corresponding source patches with the target elements in a photo- graph, and correspondence was achieved through nearest-neighbor search such as PatchMatch [Barnes et al. 2009]. However, the near- est-neighbor patch is not always the most suitable patch for anime transfer because photographs and anime background images differ in color and texture. For example, real-world color need to be con- verted into specific colors for anime; further, the type of brushwork required to realize an anime effect, is different for different photo- graph elements (e.g. sky, mountain, grass). Thus, to get the most suitable patch, we propose a method, wherein we establish global region correspondence before local patch match. In our proposed method, BGMaker, (1) we divide the real and anime images into re- gions; (2) then, we automatically acquire correspondence between each region on the basis of color and texture features, and (3) search and synthesize the most suitable patch within the corresponding re- gion. Our primary contribution in this paper is a method for au- Tomatically acquiring correspondence between target regions and source regions of different color and texture, which allows us to generate an anime background image while preserving the details of the source image.

ホスト出版物のタイトルACM SIGGRAPH 2015 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2015
出版社Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 7月 31
イベントInternational Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
継続期間: 2015 8月 92015 8月 13


名前ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2015


OtherInternational Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2015
国/地域United States
CityLos Angeles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用


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