Stereo Coherence in Watercolour Rendering

Christian Richardt, Jan Eric Kyprianidis, Neil Dodgson

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We investigate stereo coherence – or consistency of stereoscopic views – in non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) by example. We designed and carried out a pilot user study that compared stereoscopic animations created using two different watercolour rendering styles. The rendering styles use image-space and object-space noise respectively. A clear majority of participants preferred the object-based technique and found it more comfortable to watch than the image-space technique which suffers from the ‘shower door effect’. Based on these preliminary results, we conclude that stereo coherence is indeed a desirable property for non-photorealistic rendering techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
EventSymposium on Non-Photorealistic Rendering and Animation 2010 - Annecy, France
Duration: 7 Jun 201010 Jun 2010


ConferenceSymposium on Non-Photorealistic Rendering and Animation 2010
Abbreviated titleNPAR
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  • non-photorealistic rendering
  • stereoscopic viewing comfort


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