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Automatic generation of woodblocks for virtual printing

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5 Author(s)
Mizuno, S. ; Toyohashi Univ. of Technol., Japan ; Kasaura, T. ; Yamamoto, S. ; Okada, M.
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We present a method to generate virtual woodblocks for virtual printing from a gray value image or a full-color image. In this method, a virtual board is carved automatically by the virtual sculpting system extracting features or colors of the given image. A printing image is synthesized using the woodblock in the virtual printing system. Using a gray value image as a draft, the sculpting system generates one virtual woodblock that expresses gray values with carving marks, and the draft image can be transformed into another one like a woodblock print by using it in the printing system. Using a full-color image, several virtual woodblocks for each color of ink are generated, and we can synthesize a multi-colored woodblock print by printing a virtual paper sheet with virtual woodblocks for each color one after another. The methods we propose here are useful in synthesizing non-photorealistic images with computer graphics

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Pattern Recognition, 2000. Proceedings. 15th International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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2000