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dc.contributor.advisorAkleman, Ergunen_US
dc.creatorFaulkner, Jay Allenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T20:02:06Z
dc.date.available2007-04-25T20:02:06Z
dc.date.created2006-12en_US
dc.date.issued2007-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4682
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, we present a method for computing an artistic representation of ocean waves using Bezier curves. Wave forms are loosely based on procedural wave models and are designed to emulate those found in both art and nature. The wave forms are generated using a slice method which is user defined by structured input, thus providing the artist with full control over crest shape and placement. Wave propagation is obtained by interpolating between defined crest shapes and positions. We also present a method for computing a stylized representation of breaking crests in shallow water. Artists may use our model to create many interesting wave forms, including basic sinusoidal waves and waves with breaking crests that have a rotation that is cyclical in time. The major drawbacks to our solution are that data entry can be tedious and it can be difficult to produce waves that animate with a natural appearance.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectOceanen_US
dc.subjectWavesen_US
dc.subjectSimulationen_US
dc.subjectNon-Photorealisticen_US
dc.subjectFluiden_US
dc.subjectBezieren_US
dc.titleBeauty waves: an artistic representation of ocean waves using Bezier curvesen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineVisualization Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHillier, Karen E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKeyser, John C.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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