Computer Science 597B
Advanced Topics in CS:
In contrast, hand-drawn images can depict natural scenes with a huge range of styles, often evoking complexity while retaining an underlying simplicity. Through abstraction and careful elision of detail, hand-drawn imagery can focus the viewer's attention on important information while downplaying extraneous or unimportant features. An artistic scene can also suggest additional semantic information, such as a specific mood (eg, whimsical or dreary), or a quality of "unfinishedness" that may be desirable, for example, in an architect's rough sketch of a new building. Can the same principles apply to computer graphics? Of course, although how to fully realize this goal remains an open research question. Research in this area has been dubbed "non-photorealistic rendering" (NPR).
The goal of this seminar is to cover research to date in NPR, and to give students the opportunity to explore beyond the cutting edge. To this end, seminar will have two components -- papers and projects. These are described in more detail in the:
Local online copies organized by topic are here.
For an excellent overview of NPR resources on the web, have a look at Craig Reynold's page on the subject.
Here is a list of recent NPR papers cached at University of Utah.
Here is a nice online museum organized by Nicolas Pioch.
Adam Finkelstein - 424 CS Building - 258-5756 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Markosian - 212 CS Building - 258-5551 email@example.com