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Transition Contour Synthesis with Dynamic Patch Transitions.

Ferraris, J., Tian, F. and Gatzidis, C., 2017. Transition Contour Synthesis with Dynamic Patch Transitions. ACM Computers in Entertainment, 15 (1), 2.

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DOI: 10.1145/3001698


In this article, we present a novel approach for modulating the shape of transitions between terrain materials to produce detailed and varied contours where blend resolution is limited. Whereas texture splatting and blend mapping add detail to transitions at the texel level, our approach addresses the broader shape of the transition by introducing intermittency and irregularity. Our results have proven that enriched detail of the blend contour can be achieved with a performance competitive to existing approaches without additional texture, geometry resources, or asset preprocessing. We achieve this by compositing blend masks on-the-fly with the subdivision of texture space into differently sized patches to produce irregular contours from minimal artistic input. Our approach is of particular importance for applications where GPU resources or artistic input is limited or impractical.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:21123
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:31 Mar 2014 11:11
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:48


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