Stéphane Mérillou

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Weathering phenomena represent a topic of growing interest in computer graphics, and corrosion reactions are of great importance since they affect a large number of different fields. Previous investigations have essentially dealt with the modeling and rendering of metallic patinas. We propose an approach based on simple physical characteristics to simulate(More)
Individually visible scratches, also called isolated scratches, are very common in real world surfaces. Although their microgeometry is not visible, they are individually perceptible by the human eye, lying into a representation scale between BRDF and texture. In order to simulate this kind of scratches in synthetic images we need to know their position(More)
One of the most important criticisms that can be made concerning synthesized images is the brand new and too clean aspect of objects. Surface color modifications can be used to introduce dirtiness or other aging-linked characteristics. Also, techniques such as bump or displacement mapping allow users to improve surface aspects by introducing geometrical(More)
In this paper, we present a tiling method for generating piles of rocks without any computationally demanding physically-based simulation. Previous techniques rely on a periodic tiling of rocks and generate unrealistic repetitive patterns. In contrast, our approach relies on a modified corner cube algorithm to generate a set of aperiodic tiles. We(More)
Aging phenomena often play a key role in realistic rendering: excepting when the desired result is specifically a brand-new virtual object, their absence can lead to non-realistic surfaces, looking too clean and smooth. To solve these problems, artists either compose multiple textures manually, or directly modify object geometries. However, such techniques(More)
Creating realistic plants and trees require the ability to generate thousands of leaves with different shapes and textures for different given species. This paper presents an original method to generate large atlases of leaves with many details from a single formal grammar. Leaves are described by a parameterized 2Gmap L-system that describes their(More)
This paper presents a method for the accurate rendering of path-based surface details such as grooves, scratches and similar features. The method is based on a continuous representation of the features in texture space, and the rendering is performed by means of two approaches: one for isolated or non-intersecting grooves and another for special situations(More)
In this paper, we present a framework for representing complex terrains with such features as overhangs, arches and caves and including different materials such as sand and rocks. Our hybrid model combines a volumetric discrete data structure that stores the different materials and an implicit representation for sculpting and reconstructing the surface of(More)
In this paper an extension of L-systems is proposed, based on three-dimensional (3D) generalized maps that allow an easier control of the internal structure of 3D objects. A first and original application of this extension is also proposed: wood modelling by growth simulation. Numerous other applications of our work are possible, in the area of computer(More)
This paper presents a physically based method for simulating the heat transfers between the different environmental elements to synthesize realistic winter sceneries. We simulate the snow fall over the ground, as well as the conductive, convective and radiative thermal transfers using a finite volume method according to the variations of air and dew point(More)