Interactive material replacement in photographs

Steve Zelinka, Hui Fang, Michael Garland, John C Hart

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Material replacement has wide application throughout the entertainment industry, particularly for post-production make-up application or wardrobe adjustment. More generally, any low-cost mock-up object can be processed to have the appearance of expensive, high-quality materials. We demonstrate a new system that allows fast, intuitive material replacement in photographs. We extend recent work in object selection and fast texture synthesis, as well as develop a novel approach to shape-from-shading capable of handling objects with albedo changes. Each component of our system runs with interactive speed, allowing for easy experimentation and refinement of results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Graphics Interface
StatePublished - 2005


  • Image segmentation
  • Jump maps
  • Material replacement
  • Shape from shading
  • Texture synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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