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Stylized keyframe animation of fluid simulations

Author(s): Browning, Mark; Barnes, Connelly; Ritter, Samantha; Finkelstein, Adam

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Abstract: We present a method that combines hand-drawn artwork with fluid simulations to produce animated fluids in the visual style of the artwork. Given a fluid simulation and a set of keyframes rendered by the artist in any medium, our system produces a set of in-betweens that visually matches the style of the keyframes and roughly follows the motion from the underlying simulation. Our method leverages recent advances in patch-based regenerative morphing and image melding to produce temporally coherent sequences with visual fidelity to the target medium. Because direct application of these methods results in motion that is generally not fluid-like, we adapt them to produce motion closely matching that of the underlying simulation. The resulting animation is visually and temporally coherent, stylistically consistent with the given keyframes, and approximately matches the motion from the simulation. We demonstrate the method with animations in a variety of visual styles.
Publication Date: Aug-2014
Citation: Browning, Mark, Connelly Barnes, Samantha Ritter, and Adam Finkelstein. "Stylized keyframe animation of fluid simulations." Proceedings of the Workshop on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (2014): pp. 63-70. doi:10.1145/2630397.2630406
DOI: 10.1145/2630397.2630406
Pages: 63 - 70
Type of Material: Conference Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Proceedings of the Workshop on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
Version: Author's manuscript

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