Invited Talk

Non-photorealistic Rendering Getting Physical


OliverDeussen Prof. Oliver Deussen graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and was appointed as Professor of Computer Graphics and Media Design at Dresden University of Technology in 2000. In 2003, he became Professor for Computer Graphics and Media Informatics at Konstanz University. He is a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science and serves as co-Editor in Chief of Computer Graphics Forum. His areas of interest include modelling and rendering of complex objects, Non-photorealistic rendering and Information Visualization.


Computer graphics traditionally focusses on creating photorealistic images. However, for more than 20 years, computer graphics researchers have also worked on creating abstract visual representations. In my talk, I will give an overview of our research in this field. I will show how we apply such techniques in different fields ranging from landscape visualization to CAD. I will describe the projects related to our painting robot e-David, which is the basis from which we study human and machine painting. Using this machine, we create paintings with different media and in different styles completely automatic using a simple visual feedback loop. I will discuss the role of creativity in this process and how we want to incorporate artistic freedom and higher-order styles in the future.

Further Information

Further information about Oliver and his work are available at the Computer Graphics and Media Informatics research group web pages:

Also, please click the image below for a video describing the e-David project: