%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Modeling the Copacabana Sidewalk Pavement
%D 2012
%A Waintraub, Tatiana,
%A Celes, Waldemar,
%@affiliation Computer Science Department, PUC-Rio
%@affiliation Tecgraf, Computer Science Department, PUC-Rio
%E Freitas, Carla Maria Dal Sasso,
%E Sarkar, Sudeep,
%E Scopigno, Roberto,
%E Silva, Luciano,
%B Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 25 (SIBGRAPI)
%C Ouro Preto
%8 Aug. 22-25, 2012
%S Proceedings
%I IEEE Computer Society
%J Los Alamitos
%K mosaic, procedural modeling, Voronoi diagram.
%X In this paper, we propose a method to model the Copacabana beach sidewalk pavement, and Portuguese pavements in general. Given a black and white source image, the proposed method outputs the geometry of all individual stones that compose the pavement. Different from previous mosaic techniques, we focus on capturing the particularities of such pavements: the stones (tiles) must completely follow the edges, being mostly represented by irregular quadrilaterals with no particular orientation. A set of experiments demonstrates the effectiveness and stability of our proposal.
%@language en
%3 copacabana.pdf