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Issue No.03 - May/June (2005 vol.25)
pp: 40-51
Marc Nienhaus , University of Potsdam, Germany
J? D?llner , University of Potsdam, Germany
Depicting dynamics offers a large potential for expressive and effective visual communication. It has a long tradition in visual art and visual narrations. A smart depiction system automatically generates compelling images that depict dynamics following traditional design principles of visual art and principles of classic graphics design?such as found in comic books and storyboards. An extensible set of depiction techniques, which analyze scene and behavior descriptions, maps dynamics to dynamics glyphs, and represents them as complementary scene graphs used to render images. Designers can edit visual and textual appearances of dynamics glyphs interactively. With depiction techniques, we can symbolize in a single, static image past, ongoing, and future activities and events taking place in and related to 3D scenes. Depiction techniques also serve to visually communicate nonvisual information such as tension, danger, and feelings. The system for depicting dynamics offers manifold ways to generate rich visual content not only in static media but also in interactive or animated renderings while drastically reducing time and cost efforts.
depicting dynamics, smart depictions, visual narrations, sequential art, nonphotorealistic rendering
Marc Nienhaus, J? D?llner, "Depicting Dynamics Using Principles of Visual Art and Narrations", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.25, no. 3, pp. 40-51, May/June 2005, doi:10.1109/MCG.2005.53
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