Depth Map Design and Depth-based Effects With a Single Image

Jingtang Liao, Shuheng Shen, Elmar Eisemann
Proc. of Graphics Interface (GI) - 2017
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We present a novel pipeline to generate a depth map from a single image that can be used as input for a variety of artistic depth-based effects. In such a context, the depth maps do not have to be perfect but are rather designed with respect to a desired result. Consequently, our solution centers around user interaction and relies on a scribble-based depth editing. The annotations can be sparse, as the depth map is generated by a diffusion process, which is guided by image features. Additionally, we support a variety of controls, such as a non-linear depth mapping, a steering mechanism for the diffusion(e.g., directionality, emphasis, or reduction of the influence of image cues), and besides absolute, we also support relative depth indications. We demonstrate a variety of artistic 3D results, including wiggle stereoscopy and depth of field.

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@InProceedings { LSE17,
  author       = "Liao, Jingtang and Shen, Shuheng and Eisemann, Elmar",
  title        = "Depth Map Design and Depth-based Effects With a Single Image",
  booktitle    = "Proc. of Graphics Interface (GI)",
  year         = "2017",
  url          = ""

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