Visual Computing

University of Konstanz
Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Aesthetics

Non-realistic 3D Object Stylization

J. Kratt, F. Eisenkeil, S. Pirk, A. Sharf, O. Deussen
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In this paper we introduce the novel paradigm of non-realistic 3D stylization, where the expressiveness of a given 3D model is manifested in the 3D shape itself, rather than only in its rendering. We analyze the input model using abstraction, simplification, and symmetrization operators to determine important features that are later represented by new geometry. Doing so, we create a stylized and expressive representation of the input that can be rendered or might be printed using a 3D printer. We conducted a user study to verify the proposed stylizations and demonstrate the approach by using standard geometry of buildings as well as natural and technical objects.




  acmid      = {2630102},
  address    = {New York, NY, USA},
  author     = {J. Kratt and F. Eisenkeil and S. Pirk and A. Sharf and O. Deussen},
  booktitle  = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Aesthetics},
  doi        = {10.1145/2630099.2630102},
  isbn       = {978-1-4503-3019-0},
  keywords   = {digital surface processing, geometric modeling, non-realistic rendering, solid modeling, surface parametrization},
  location   = {Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada},
  numpages   = {9},
  pages      = {67--75},
  publisher  = {ACM},
  series     = {CAe '14},
  title      = {Non-realistic 3D Object Stylization},
  year       = {2014},
  url        = {},