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Contemporary Topics in Computer Graphics and Games

Selected Papers from the Eurasia Graphics Conference Series

Edited By Veysi İşler, Haşmet Gürçay, Hasan Kemal Süher and Güven Çatak

This book provides an introduction and overview of the rapidly evolving topics of computer graphics and games, presenting the new perspectives employed by researchers and the industry, highlighting the recent empirical findings. Bringing selected papers from the Eurasia Graphics conference series together, the book aims to discuss issues, solutions, challenges, and needs for a better understanding of computer graphics and games.

The Games and Simulation section of this book covers the topics of game user experience, game narrative, playability heuristics, human computer interaction and various computer simulations. The Computer Graphics section deals with 3D modelling, procedural content generation, visualization, and interaction techniques.

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16. 3D Fountain Modeling From Single Image


16.   3D Fountain Modeling From Single Image

Şeyma Cengiz

Computer Engineering Department Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Ankara, Turkey

Abdullah Bülbül

Computer Engineering Department Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Ankara, Turkey

Abstract—In this paper, a system is proposed to automatically generate 3D model of fountains from a single image. Although a single image is usually not sufficient for determining the 3D structure in an image; here we utilize our prior knowledge of general characteristic structures of fountains over the history such as the similarity of their top parts and their symmetrical shape. Firstly, object is detected and labelled on image using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). Then, the object is segmented from background with Graph Cut technique and the contour of the object is used to estimate the shape of 3D model. Finally, 3D model of the fountain is completed by applying the texture acquired from the input image.

Keywords—Computer Graphics; 3D Modeling; Convolutional Neural Networks; Deep Learning; Graph Cut; Cultural Heritage

I. Introduction

Architectural heritage is one of the most important components of cultural heritage. Turkey is a country with a wealth and diversity at a universal level in terms of cultural heritage and ablution fountains (şadırvan in Turkish) form an important class of architectural heritage and they have an important place in Turkish-Islamic architecture. Through the history, various...

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