Enhancement of moment based painterly rendering using connected components
Moment functions have been used recently to compute stroke parameters for painterly rendering applications. The technique is based on the estimation of geometric features of the intensity distribution in small windowed images to obtain the brush size, colour and direction. This paper proposes an improvement of this method, by additionally extracting the connected components so that adjacent regions of similar colour are grouped for generating large and noticeable brush stroke images. An iterative coarse-to-fine rendering algorithm is used for painting regions of varying colour frequencies. Performance improvements over the existing technique are discussed with several examples.