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Shape from texture: an evaluation of visual cues
Author(s): Wolfgang Mueller; Axel Hildebrand
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Paper Abstract

In this paper an integrated approach is presented to understand and control the influence of texture on shape perception. Following Gibson's hypotheses, which states that texture is a mathematically and psychological sufficient stimulus for surface perception, we evaluate different perceptual cues. Starting out from a perception-based texture classification introduced by Tamura et al., we build up a uniform sampled parameter space. For the synthesis of some of our textures we use the texture description language HiLDTe. To acquire the desired texture specification we take advantage of a genetic algorithm. Employing these textures we practice a number of psychological tests to evaluate the significance of the different texture features. A comprehension of the results derived from the psychological tests is done to constitute new shape analyzing techniques. Since the vanishing point seems to be an important visual cue we introduce the Hough transform. A prospective of future work within the field of visual computing is provided within the final section.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2179, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display V, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172673
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Wolfgang Mueller, Darmstadt Technical Univ. (Germany)
Axel Hildebrand, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2179:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display V
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Jan P. Allebach, Editor(s)

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