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dc.contributor.advisor Nicholas Negroponte. en_US Brennan, Susan Elise en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2005-08-04T19:07:25Z 2005-08-04T19:07:25Z 1982 en_US 1982 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.V.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1982. en_US
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 111-116. en_US
dc.description.abstract The human face is a highly significant visual display which we are able to remember and recognize easily despite the fact that we are exposed to thousands of faces which may be metrically very similar. caricature is a graphical coding of facial features which seeks to be more like the face than the face itself: selected information is exaggerated, noise is reduced, and the processes involved in recognition are exploited. After studying the methods of caricaturists, examining perceptual phenomena regarding individuating features, and surveying automatic and man-machine systems which represent and manipulate the face, some heuristics for caricature are defined . An algorithm is implemented to amplify the nuance of a human face in a computer- generated caricature. This is done by comparing the face to a norm and then distorting the face even further away from that norm . Issues of style, context and animation are discussed. The applications of the caricature generator in the areas of teleconferencing, games, and interactive graphic interfaces are explored. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Susan Elise Brennan. en_US
dc.format.extent 116 leaves en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer graphics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer animation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caricature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interactive computer systems en_US
dc.title Caricature generator en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S.V.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 09343480 en_US

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