Chinese ink painting, also known as ink and wash painting, is a technically demanding art form. Creating Chinese ink paintings usually requires great skill, concentration, and years of training. This paper presents a novel real-time, automatic framework to convert images into Chinese ink painting style. Given an input image, we first construct its saliency… (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between an inhibitor of apoptosis (survivin) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) prior to and following chemotherapy. Reverse transcription (RT)-PCR and western blotting were employed to analyze survivin and VEGF mRNA and… (More)
In this paper, the proposed method takes a mathematical approach with closed-form expressions to simulate marbling. This method improves control, ease of implementation, parallelism, and speed, enabling real-time visual feedback and creation of vivid flowing animations. Users can start designs from a blank sheet, raster images, or videos.
Considering the nonlinearity, parameters perturbation and random waves disturbance to the ship fin stabilizer system during ship sailing on the rough sea, a robust controller based on sliding mode control which incorporates fuzzy tuning technique is proposed in this paper. The sliding mode control is used to force the ship roll to zero. The fuzzy tuning is… (More)
We present stego-texture, a unique texture synthesis method that allows users to deliver personalized messages with beautiful, decorative textures. Our approach was inspired by the success of recent work generating marbling textures using mathematical functions. We were able to transform an input image or a text message into an intricate texture by… (More)
We present a new real-time image marbleization method that converts an image into a marble-like appearance automatically. The approach models the marbleization process as a two-dimensional fluid dynamics problem, whereby color advection of an input image results in a marbleized image. During the fluid dynamics simulation, we add a pixel-level external force… (More)
—Marbling is the art of creating stone-like or intricate abstract decorations from liquid inks floating on water or gel. Although the fluid dynamics of marbling processes can be simulated, we introduce a mathematical approach with closed-form expressions. Our approach improves control, ease of implementation, parallelism, and speed, which enables real-time… (More)