Preprint D52/2008
Physically-based hatching for pen-and-ink illustration
Mario Costa Sousa | Paiva, Afonso | Vital Brazil, Emilio | Petronetto, Fabiano
Keywords: Pen-and-Ink Illustration | Hatching | Direction Fields | Non-photorealistic Rendering | Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics | Inviscid Fluids
This paper presents a novel meshless framework for line art rendering of surfaces with complex geometry and arbitrary topology. Unlike the usual frameworks, the line placement is achieved using an inviscid fluid flow simulation to compute the direction fields over the surface model. To perform the computational fluid dynamics, we utilize the Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. We demonstrate the simplicity and effectiveness of our method illustrating a variety of complex surfaces.