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We introduce a focus+context method to visualize a complicated metro map of a modern city on a small displaying area. The context of our work is with regard the popularity of mobile devices. The best route to the destination, which can be obtained from the arrival time of trains, is highlighted. The stations on the route enjoy larger spaces, whereas the(More)
Illusory motion in a still image is a fascinating research topic in the study of human motion perception. Physiologists and psychologists have attempted to understand this phenomenon by constructing simple, color repeated asymmetric patterns (RAP) and have found several useful rules to enhance the strength of illusory motion. Based on their knowledge, we(More)
We introduce a novel technique to generate painterly art maps (PAMs) for 3D nonphotorealistic rendering. Our technique can automatically transfer brushstroke textures and color changes to 3D models from samples of a painted image. Therefore, the generation of stylized images or animation in the style of a given artwork can be achieved. This new approach(More)
A word cloud is a visual representation of a collection of text documents that uses various font sizes, colors, and spaces to arrange and depict significant words. The majority of previous studies on time-varying word clouds focuses on layout optimization and temporal trend visualization. However, they do not fully consider the spatial shapes and temporal(More)
Field design has wide applications in graphics and visualization. One of the main challenges in field design has been how to provide users with both intuitive control over the directions in the field on one hand and robust management of its topology on the other hand. In this paper, we present a design paradigm for line fields that addresses this challenge.(More)
This paper presents a novel system framework for interactive, three-dimensional, stylized, abstract painterly rendering. In this framework, the input models are first represented using 3D point sets and then this point-based representation is used to build a multiresolution bounding sphere hierarchy. From the leaf to root nodes, spheres of various sizes are(More)
A nonphotorealistic rendering (NPR) technique can help medical practitioners visualize anatomic models and illustrate them with different stylizations. This technique provides potentially useful rendering alternatives to conventional volume or surface rendering in medical visualization. Improved performance allows interactive visualization of anatomic(More)
Illusory motions refer to the phenomena in which static images composed of certain colors and patterns lead to the illusion of motions. This paper presents an approach for generating illusory motions on 3D surfaces which can be used for shape illustration as well as artistic visualization of line fields on surfaces. Our method extends previous work on(More)
Image stylization refers to the process of converting input images to a specific representation that enhances image content using several designed patterns. The critical steps to a successful image stylization are the design of patterns and arrangements. However, only skilled artists master such tasks because these tasks are challenging for most users. In(More)
Modeling is a key application in 3D fabrication. Although numerous powerful 3D-modeling software packages exist, few people can freely build their desired model because of insufficient background knowledge in geometry and difficulties manipulating the complexities of the modeling interface; the learning curve is steep for most people. For this study, we(More)