Making Japenese Ukiyo-e Art 3D in Real-Time

Innes Brown, Ognjen Arandjelović*

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Ukiyo-e is a traditional Japanese painting style most commonly printed using wood blocks. Ukiyo-e prints feature distinct line work, bright colours, and a non-perspective projection. Most previous research on ukiyo-e styled computer graphics has been focused on creation of 2D images. In this paper we propose a framework for rendering interactive 3D scenes with ukiyo-e style. The rendering techniques use standard 3D models as input and require minimal additional information to automatically render scenes in a ukiyo-e style. The described techniques are evaluated based on their ability to emulate ukiyo-e prints, performance, and temporal coherence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number32
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Asian
  • graphics
  • heritage
  • Japanese
  • rendering


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