Already, an estimated 10% of computer graphics users require some form of non-photorealism. Strothotte and Schlechtweg's important new book is designed and destined to be the standard NPR reference for this large, diverse, and growing group of professionals.
- Hard-to-find information needed by a wide range and growing number of computer graphics programmers and applications users.
- Traces NPR principles and techniques back to their origins in human vision and perception.
- Focuses on areas that stand to benefit most from advances in NPR, including medical and architectural illustration, cartography, and data visualization.
- Presents algorithms for two and three-dimensional effects, using pseudo-code where needed to clarify complex steps.
- Helps readers attain pen-and-ink, pencil-sketch, and painterly effects, in addition to other styles.
- Explores specific challenges for NPR-including "wrong" marks, deformation, natural media, artistic technique, lighting, and dimensionality.
- Includes a series of programming projects in which readers can apply the book's concepts and algorithms.
Pixel Manipulation of Images
Lines, Curves, and Strokes
Simulating Natural Media and Artistic Techniques
Working with 2.5D Data Structures
Geometric Models and Their Exploitation in NPR
Lighting Models for NPR
Distorting Non-Realistic Renditions
Applications for NPR
A Conceptual Framework for NPR
Thomas Strothotte is professor of computer science at the University of Magdeburg (Germany), where he founded undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computational visualistics. He studied at Simon Fraser University, the University of Waterloo, and McGill University. He has held teaching and research appointments at INRIA Rocquencourt, the University of Stuttgart, Free University of Berlin, and the former IBM Scientific Center in Heidelberg.
Stefan Schlechtweg is assistant professor at the University of Magdeburg (Germany), where his teaching and research areas are computer graphics and interactive systems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Magdeburg in 1999.