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Symmetry-Guided Texture Synthesis and Manipulation

Transactions on Graphics, May 2012

Vladimir G. Kim, Yaron Lipman, Thomas Funkhouser

This article presents a framework for symmetry-guided texture synthesis and processing. It is motivated by the long-standing problem of how to optimize, transfer, and control the spatial patterns in textures. The key idea is that symmetry representations that measure autocorrelations with respect to all transformations of a group are a natural way to describe spatial patterns in many real-world textures. To leverage this idea, we provide methods to transfer symmetry representations from one texture to another, process the symmetries of a texture, and optimize textures with respect to properties of their symmetry representations. These methods are automatic and robust, as they donít require explicit detection of discrete symmetries. Applications are investigated for optimizing, processing, and transferring symmetries and textures.

Vladimir G. Kim, Yaron Lipman, and Thomas Funkhouser.
"Symmetry-Guided Texture Synthesis and Manipulation."
Transactions on Graphics 31(3), May 2012.


   author = "Vladimir G. Kim and Yaron Lipman and Thomas Funkhouser",
   title = "Symmetry-Guided Texture Synthesis and Manipulation",
   journal = "Transactions on Graphics",
   year = "2012",
   month = may,
   volume = "31",
   number = "3"