United States Patent: 6,762,769. Inventors: Guo; Baining, Liang; Lin, Shum; Heung-Yeung, Xu; Ying-Qing
United States Patent: 6,762,769
Inventors: Guo; Baining, Liang; Lin, Shum; Heung-Yeung, Xu; Ying-Qing
Abstract: The present invention involves a new system and method for synthesizing textures from an input sample. A system and method according to the present invention uses a unique accelerated patch-based sampling system to synthesize high-quality textures in real-time using a small input texture sample. The patch-based sampling system of the present invention works well for a wide variety of textures ranging from regular to stochastic. Potential feature mismatches across patch boundaries are avoided by sampling patches according to a non-parametric estimation of the local conditional Markov Random Field (MRF) density function.