Interactive images: Cuboid proxies for smart image manipulation

Youyi Zheng, Xiang Chen, Ming-Ming Cheng, Kun Zhou, Shimin Hu, Niloy J. Mitra

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Images are static and lack important depth information about the underlying 3D scenes. We introduce interactive images in the context of man-made environments wherein objects are simple and regular, share various non-local relations (e.g., coplanarity, parallelism, etc.), and are often repeated. Our interactive framework creates partial scene reconstructions based on cuboid-proxies with minimal user interaction. It subsequently allows a range of intuitive image edits mimicking real-world behavior, which are otherwise difficult to achieve. Effectively, the user simply provides high-level semantic hints, while our system ensures plausible operations by conforming to the extracted non-local relations. We demonstrate our system on a range of real-world images and validate the plausibility of the results using a user study. © 2012 ACM 0730-0301/2012/08-ART99.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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