Multi-exemplar inhomogeneous texture synthesis

Hanwook Park, Haewon Byun, Changhun Kim

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This paper presents a new framework for the semi-automatic synthesis of an inhomogeneous texture from a theoretically infinite number of input exemplars. Our algorithm generates a result with natural multiway transitions, maintaining a reasonable synthesis time to keep interactivity. We introduce intermediate textures between multiple exemplars, called 'transition textures' which enable our algorithm to produce smooth transitions between input exemplar patches. We also propose 'image index correction' to achieve a synthesis speed that is independent of the number of input exemplars by smart placement of transition-texture samples. Our algorithm is semiautomatic, spatially deterministic and well suited to acceleration via parallel processors. Also, our algorithm can easily control the synthesis result to design a texture visual with user interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-64
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Graphics (Pergamon)
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2012R1A1A3006807). This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2012-0005713).


  • Inhomogeneous texture
  • Multi-exemplar synthesis
  • Texture synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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