Title: Evolving assemblages

Authors: Fernando Graça; Penousal Machado

Addresses: Department of Arts and Technologies of Image, Paris 8 University, 93526 Saint-Denis CEDEX, France ' CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II of the University of Coimbra, 3030 Coimbra, Portugal

Abstract: 'Evolving assemblages' explores the transformation of images or three-dimensional (3D) models in order to create large-scale assemblages of 3D objects. The proposed approach allows the evolution of the type, size, rotation and position of each object, constructing a non-photorealistic transformation of a source image or 3D model. The creator evaluates each individual of the population accordingly to his/hers aesthetics preferences, influencing the final outcome of the process. The evolution of assemblages which are mapped to a 3D model is described. The experimental results presented highlight the generalisation abilities of the evolved individuals and the expressiveness of the evolutionary tool.

Keywords: evolutionary art; evolutionary image filters; non-photorealistic rendering; NPR; large-scale assemblages; 3D models; 3D objects; object type; object size; object rotation; object position; aesthetic preferences; aesthetics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2015.069551

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.167 - 184

Accepted: 23 Oct 2012
Published online: 25 May 2015 *

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