Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

ZIPMAPs: Zoom-into-parts texture maps

ZIPMAPs: Zoom-into-parts texture maps

In this paper, we propose a method for rendering highly detailed close-up views of arbitrary textured surfaces. Our hierarchical texture representation can easily be rendered in real-time, enabling zooming into specific texture regions to almost arbitrary magnification. To augment the texture map locally with high-resolution information, we describe how to automatically, seamlessly merge unregistered images

of different scales. Our method is useful wherever close-up renderings of specific regions shall be provided, without the need for excessively large texture maps.

Author(s):Martin Eisemann, Marcus Magnor
Published:November 2008
Type:Technical Report
Institution:Computer Graphics Lab, TU Braunschweig
Project(s): Photo Zoom 

  title = {{ZIPMAP}s: Zoom-into-parts texture maps},
  author = {Eisemann, Martin and Magnor, Marcus},
  institution = {Computer Graphics Lab, {TU} Braunschweig},
  number = {8},
  month = {Nov},
  year = {2008}