Create 3D-looking shaded production drawings from concept sketches.
How It Works
CrossShade allows the creation of 3D-looking shaded production drawings from concept sketches. We use artist-drawn cross-section lines to automatically infer surface information across the sketch, enabling 3D-like rendering.
Cross-sections function as an aid to both sketch creation and viewer understanding of the depicted 3D shape. In particular, intersections of these curves, or cross-hairs, convey valuable 3D information that viewers compose into a mental model of the sketch. We use this information to estimate the surface normals.
Combined with conventional shaders, our normals facilitate the creation of shaded drawings as in the gallery below.
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