Neural Contours: Learning to Draw Lines from 3D Shapes [article]

Difan Liu, Mohamed Nabail, Aaron Hertzmann, Evangelos Kalogerakis
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper introduces a method for learning to generate line drawings from 3D models. Our architecture incorporates a differentiable module operating on geometric features of the 3D model, and an image-based module operating on view-based shape representations. At test time, geometric and view-based reasoning are combined with the help of a neural module to create a line drawing. The model is trained on a large number of crowdsourced comparisons of line drawings. Experiments demonstrate that
more » ... method achieves significant improvements in line drawing over the state-of-the-art when evaluated on standard benchmarks, resulting in drawings that are comparable to those produced by experienced human artists.
arXiv:2003.10333v3 fatcat:fivgja4otrgubmwpyfmaldgzoy