Depth Map Design and Depth-based Effects With a Single Image

Jingtang Liao, Shuheng Shen, Elmar Eisemann

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We present a novel pipeline to generate a depth map from a single image that can be used as input for a variety of artistic depth-based effects. In such a context, the depth maps do not have to be perfect but are rather designed with respect to a desired result. Consequently, our solution centers around user interaction and relies on a scribble-based depth editing. The annotations can be sparse, as the depth map is generated by a diffusion process, which is guided by image features. Additionally, we support a variety of controls, such as a non-linear depth mapping, a steering mechanism for the diffusion (e.g., directionality, emphasis, or reduction of the influence of image cues), and besides absolute, we also support relative depth indications. We demonstrate a variety of artistic 3D results, including wiggle stereoscopy and depth of field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference
PublisherCanadian Human-Computer Communications Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9947868-2-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventGI'17: 43rd International Conference on Graphics, Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 16 May 201719 May 2017
Conference number: 43




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