IMAGE SYNTHESIZER.

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Abstract

We introduce the concept of a Pixel Stream Editor. This forms the basis for an interactive synthesizer for designing highly realistic Computer Generated Imagery. The designer works in an interactive Very High Level programming environment which provides a very fast concept/implement/view iteration cycle. Naturalistic visual complexity is built up by composition of non-linear functions, as opposed to the more conventional texture mapping or growth model algorithms. Powerful primitives are included for creating controlled stochastic effects. We introduce the concept of 'solid texture' to the field of CGI. We have used this system to create very convincing representations of clouds, fire, water, stars, marble, wood, rock, soap films and crystal. The algorithms created with this paradigm are generally extremely fast, highly realistic, and asynchronously parallelizable at the pixel level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Graphics (ACM)
Pages287-296
Number of pages10
Volume19
Edition3
StatePublished - Jul 1985
EventSIGGRAPH '85 Conf Proc - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 22 1985Jul 26 1985

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OtherSIGGRAPH '85 Conf Proc
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period7/22/857/26/85

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Textures
Pixels
Marble
Soaps (detergents)
Stars
Wood
Fires
Rocks
Crystals
Chemical analysis
Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Perlin, K. (1985). IMAGE SYNTHESIZER. In Computer Graphics (ACM) (3 ed., Vol. 19, pp. 287-296)

IMAGE SYNTHESIZER. / Perlin, Kenneth.

Computer Graphics (ACM). Vol. 19 3. ed. 1985. p. 287-296.

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Perlin, K 1985, IMAGE SYNTHESIZER. in Computer Graphics (ACM). 3 edn, vol. 19, pp. 287-296, SIGGRAPH '85 Conf Proc, San Francisco, CA, USA, 7/22/85.
Perlin K. IMAGE SYNTHESIZER. In Computer Graphics (ACM). 3 ed. Vol. 19. 1985. p. 287-296
Perlin, Kenneth. / IMAGE SYNTHESIZER. Computer Graphics (ACM). Vol. 19 3. ed. 1985. pp. 287-296
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