Generation of Escher Arts with Dual Perception

Shih Syun Lin, Charles C. Morace, Chao-Hung Lin, Li Fong Hsu, Tong-Yee Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Escher transmutation is a graphic art that smoothly transforms one tile pattern into another tile pattern with dual perception. A classic example is the artwork called Sky and Water, in which a compelling figure-ground arrangement is applied to portray the transmutation of a bird in sky and a fish in water. The shape of a bird is progressively deformed and dissolves into the background while the background gradually reveals the shape of a fish. This paper introduces a system to create a variety of Escher-like transmutations, which includes the algorithms for initializing a tile pattern with dual figure-ground arrangement, for searching for the best matched shape of a user-specified motif from a database, and for transforming the content and shapes of tile patterns using a content-aware warping technique. The proposed system, integrating the graphic techniques of tile initialization, shape matching, and shape warping, allows users to create various Escher-like transmutations with minimal user interaction. Experimental results and conducted user studies demonstrate the feasibility and flexibility of the proposed system in Escher art generation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7835631
Pages (from-to)1103-1113
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

Fingerprint

Tile
Birds
Fish
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Cite this

Lin, Shih Syun ; Morace, Charles C. ; Lin, Chao-Hung ; Hsu, Li Fong ; Lee, Tong-Yee. / Generation of Escher Arts with Dual Perception. In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 1103-1113.
@article{4351d507dc4b468a8bcc15cefcf4bbca,
title = "Generation of Escher Arts with Dual Perception",
abstract = "Escher transmutation is a graphic art that smoothly transforms one tile pattern into another tile pattern with dual perception. A classic example is the artwork called Sky and Water, in which a compelling figure-ground arrangement is applied to portray the transmutation of a bird in sky and a fish in water. The shape of a bird is progressively deformed and dissolves into the background while the background gradually reveals the shape of a fish. This paper introduces a system to create a variety of Escher-like transmutations, which includes the algorithms for initializing a tile pattern with dual figure-ground arrangement, for searching for the best matched shape of a user-specified motif from a database, and for transforming the content and shapes of tile patterns using a content-aware warping technique. The proposed system, integrating the graphic techniques of tile initialization, shape matching, and shape warping, allows users to create various Escher-like transmutations with minimal user interaction. Experimental results and conducted user studies demonstrate the feasibility and flexibility of the proposed system in Escher art generation.",
author = "Lin, {Shih Syun} and Morace, {Charles C.} and Chao-Hung Lin and Hsu, {Li Fong} and Tong-Yee Lee",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1109/TVCG.2017.2660488",
language = "English",
volume = "24",
pages = "1103--1113",
journal = "IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics",
issn = "1077-2626",
publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
number = "2",

}

Generation of Escher Arts with Dual Perception. / Lin, Shih Syun; Morace, Charles C.; Lin, Chao-Hung; Hsu, Li Fong; Lee, Tong-Yee.

In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 24, No. 2, 7835631, 01.02.2018, p. 1103-1113.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Generation of Escher Arts with Dual Perception

AU - Lin, Shih Syun

AU - Morace, Charles C.

AU - Lin, Chao-Hung

AU - Hsu, Li Fong

AU - Lee, Tong-Yee

PY - 2018/2/1

Y1 - 2018/2/1

N2 - Escher transmutation is a graphic art that smoothly transforms one tile pattern into another tile pattern with dual perception. A classic example is the artwork called Sky and Water, in which a compelling figure-ground arrangement is applied to portray the transmutation of a bird in sky and a fish in water. The shape of a bird is progressively deformed and dissolves into the background while the background gradually reveals the shape of a fish. This paper introduces a system to create a variety of Escher-like transmutations, which includes the algorithms for initializing a tile pattern with dual figure-ground arrangement, for searching for the best matched shape of a user-specified motif from a database, and for transforming the content and shapes of tile patterns using a content-aware warping technique. The proposed system, integrating the graphic techniques of tile initialization, shape matching, and shape warping, allows users to create various Escher-like transmutations with minimal user interaction. Experimental results and conducted user studies demonstrate the feasibility and flexibility of the proposed system in Escher art generation.

AB - Escher transmutation is a graphic art that smoothly transforms one tile pattern into another tile pattern with dual perception. A classic example is the artwork called Sky and Water, in which a compelling figure-ground arrangement is applied to portray the transmutation of a bird in sky and a fish in water. The shape of a bird is progressively deformed and dissolves into the background while the background gradually reveals the shape of a fish. This paper introduces a system to create a variety of Escher-like transmutations, which includes the algorithms for initializing a tile pattern with dual figure-ground arrangement, for searching for the best matched shape of a user-specified motif from a database, and for transforming the content and shapes of tile patterns using a content-aware warping technique. The proposed system, integrating the graphic techniques of tile initialization, shape matching, and shape warping, allows users to create various Escher-like transmutations with minimal user interaction. Experimental results and conducted user studies demonstrate the feasibility and flexibility of the proposed system in Escher art generation.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85040676011&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85040676011&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2660488

DO - 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2660488

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 1103

EP - 1113

JO - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

JF - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

SN - 1077-2626

IS - 2

M1 - 7835631

ER -