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As-rigid-as-possible Image Registration for Hand-drawn Cartoon Animations

Sykora, D; Dingliana, J and Collins, Steven. 2009. 'As-rigid-as-possible Image Registration for Hand-drawn Cartoon Animations'. In: Proc. of International Symposium on Non-photorealistic Animation and Rendering. New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

We present a new approach to deformable image registration suitable for articulated images such as hand drawn cartoon characters and human postures. For such type of data state-of-the-art techniques typically yield undesirable results. We propose a novel geometrically motivated iterative scheme where point movements are decoupled from shape consistency. By combining locally optimal block matching with as-rigid-as-possible shape regularization, our algorithm allows us to register images undergoing large free-form deformations and appearance variations. We demonstrate its practical usability in various challenging tasks performed in the cartoon animation production pipeline including unsupervised inbetweening,
example-based shape deformation, auto-painting, editing, and
motion retargeting.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
2009["eprint_fieldopt_dates_date_type_shown" not defined]

Event Location:

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Item ID:

15198

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2015 11:06

Last Modified:

07 Jan 2016 16:12

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15198

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