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The Visual Computer

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 289–304 | Cite as

Computer-assisted coloring by matching line drawings

  • Hock Soon Seah
  • Tian Feng
Original article

An approach to automatically color line drawings based on feature matching is proposed. The motivation is that coloring 2D animation is still a labor-intensive process in current cartoon film production. The objective of our work is to investigate how to automatically color an image in a cartoon sequence on the basis of the previous frame. Our method first establishes the matching relationship of two images, after which it automatically paints one of them with the color information of the other using a region-matching algorithm. The region-matching algorithm is based on feature correspondences. The results show that the proposed algorithm can straightforwardly and robustly realize our objective and has a promising future for our next step to further automate conventional animation.

Key words: Clustering – Hierarchical radiosity – Progressive refinement – Experimental validation – Global illumination 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hock Soon Seah
    • 1
  • Tian Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Graphics and Imaging Technology, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 e-mail: ashsseah@ntu.edu.sgSG

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