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Three varieties of realism in computer graphics.

James A. Ferwerda.

In Bernice E. Rogowitz and Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, editors, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VIII. The International Society for Optical Engineering, June 2003.

This paper describes three varieties of realism that need to be considered in evaluating computer graphics images and defines the criteria that need to be met if each kind of realism is to be achieved. The paper introduces a conceptual framework for thinking about realism in images, and describes a set of research tools for measuring image realism and assessing its value in graphics applications.

This paper is available as a PDF file Fer03.pdf (1.2M).

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