Advanced composition in virtual camera control

Rafid Abdullah, Marc Christie, Guy Schofield, Christophe Lino, Patrick Olivier

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    Rapid increase in the quality of 3D content coupled with the evolution of hardware rendering techniques urges the development of camera control systems that enable the application of aesthetic rules and conventions from visual media such as film and television. One of the most important problems in cinematography is that of composition, the precise placement of elements in shot. Researchers already considered this problem, but mainly focused on basic compositional properties like size and framing. In this paper, we present a camera system that automatically configures the camera in order to satisfy advanced compositional rules. We have selected a number of those rules and specified rating functions for them, then using optimisation we find the best possible camera configuration. Finally, for better results, we use image processing methods to rate the satisfaction of rules in shot.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart Graphics - 11th International Symposium, SG 2011, Proceedings
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2011
    EventInternational Symposium on Smart Graphics 2011 - Bremen, Germany
    Duration: 18 Jul 201120 Jul 2011
    Conference number: 11th

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume6815 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Smart Graphics 2011
    Abbreviated titleSG 2011

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