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 Invention: Artistic style capture

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Date posted: 01/01/2009

Digital reproductions of oil paintings struggle to truly replicate the real thing and one of the biggest hurdles is capturing the 3D texture of the daubed, smeared and brushed oil paint.

But Il Don Yung at Hankuk University of Foreign Affairs in South Korea has some new ideas about how to capture and reproduce those effects.

He suggests taking several different photographs of an oil painting with the lighting at different angles. The difference in the way shadows appear in the photos then makes it possible for software to calculate the 3D shape.

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