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    • A Matrix Based Approach for Color Transformations in Reflections 

      Van Huyck, Carl Phillips (2018-04-26)
      In this thesis, I demonstrate the feasibility of linear regression with 4 × 4 matrices to perform color transformations, specifically looking at the case of color transformations in reflections. I compare and analyze the ...
    • An abstract expression of September 11, 2001 

      Shah, Diti (Texas A&M University, 2006-10-30)
      Historical events captured in an abstract manner have the ability to produce a profound effect on the emotions. The purpose of this research is to create a time-based computer media work, using dialogue from playwright ...
    • An Artistic Approach for Intuitive Control of Light Transfer in Participating Media 

      Guinea Montalvo, Jose 1980- (2012-12-05)
      The sole purpose of every form of visual representation is to make something look believable. Even among abstract or conceptual representation, the purpose is to create something that within the defined visual language the ...
    • An Integrated Model for Direct Illumination, Subsurface Scattering, Specular Highlights and Shadow Computation 

      Pramananda Perumal, Fermi Niveditha (2017-07-07)
      In this thesis, we present an integrated model to compute direct illumination, subsurface scattering, specular highlights and soft shadow effects in a single equation. Using this model, it is possible to obtain various ...
    • Apparatus for producing organic acids 

      Holtzapple, Mark; Davison, Richard; Loescher, Mitch; Ross, Michael K. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1999-10-05)
      A continuous process and apparatus for preparing organic acids and their salts from biomass. Biomass flows from a region of fresh biomass and high acid and acid salt concentration to a region of digested biomass and low ...
    • Chinese Ink-and-Brush Painting with Film Lighting Aesthetics in 3D Computer Graphics 

      Liu, Siran (2015-01-23)
      This thesis explores the topic of recreating Chinese ink-and-brush painting in 3D computer graphics and introducing film lighting aesthetics into the result. The method is primarily based on non-photorealistic shader ...
    • Creating deformations and tunnels in a surface using layered geometry with adaptive filtering 

      Brooks, Jacob Kirk (Texas A&M University, 2005-11-01)
      With this thesis, I present a method for creating footprints and tunnels in a surface through the use of layered geometry. Rather than using a single geometric surface, deformations are created through the interaction of ...
    • Developing Generalized Cross Hatching Shader Approach for Non-Photorealistic Rendering 

      Du, Yuxiao (2017-08-01)
      In this research, I present a method for rendering a geometric scene that has the look and feel of artistic hand drawings, particularly using a medium such as charcoal or crosshatching. While there have been many approaches ...
    • Discrete Triangulated Meshes for Architectural Design and Fabrication 

      Singh, Mayank (2012-07-16)
      Recent innovations in design and construction of architectural buildings has led us to revisit the metrics for discretizing smooth freeform shapes in context with both aesthetics and fabrication. Inspired by the examples ...
    • Evaluation of Conceptual Sketches on Stylus-Based Devices 

      Ashok Kumar, Shalini Priya (2016-05-09)
      Design Sketching is an important tool for designers and creative professionals to express their ideas and thoughts onto visual medium. Being a very critical and versatile skill for engineering students, this course is often ...
    • A framework for digital watercolor 

      O'Brien, Patrick Michael (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      This research develops an extendible framework for reproducing watercolor in a digital environment, with a focus on interactivity using the GPU. The framework uses the lattice Boltzmann method, a relatively new approach ...
    • Futurist sculpting: modeling movement in 3D 

      Krawczyk, Piotr (Texas A&M University, 2007-04-25)
      Futurist Sculpting is a collection of techniques for representing dynamic motion in a static three-dimensional model. These techniques allow digital artists to use animation as a new modeling tool. The idea of Futurist ...
    • Guiding the Eye: A Non-photorealistic Solution for Controlling Viewer Interest 

      Piedra, Pedro A. (2012-02-14)
      In film and still photography, depth of field control is often employed to control viewer interest in an image. This technique is also used in computer animation, but, in a medium where artists have near infinite control, ...
    • Long-term lime pretreatment of poplar wood 

      Sierra Ramirez, Rocio (Texas A&M University, 2006-04-12)
      Lignocellulosic biomass (e.g., poplar wood) provides a unique and sustainable resource for environmentally safe organic fuels and chemicals. The core of this study is the pretreatment step involved in bioconversion processes. ...
    • Method and apparatus for producing organic acids 

      Holtzapple, Mark; Davison, Richard; Loescher, Mitch; Ross, Michael K. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 1999-02-23)
      A continuous process and apparatus for preparing organic acids and their salts from biomass. Biomass flows from a region of fresh biomass and high acid and acid salt concentration to a region of digested biomass and low ...
    • Method and system for solubilizing protein 

      Holtzapple, Mark Thomas; Noyes, Gary P.; Davison, Richard; Granda, Cesar B. (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2010-04-27)
      A process for solubilization of protein including application of an alkali, such as lime, and heating. The process may also involve lime recovery and may be accomplished in a single stage or two stages to separate protein ...
    • Methods and systems for biomass conversion to carboxylic acids and alcohols 

      Holtzapple, Mark Thomas; Davison, Richard (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2010-10-26)
      The disclosure includes a method, process and apparatus for the conversion of biomass to carboxylic acids and/or primary alcohols. The system may include a pretreatment/fermentation subsystem operable to produce a fermentation ...
    • Methods and systems for biomass conversion to carboxylic acids and alcohols 

      Holtzapple, Mark Thomas; Davison, Richard (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2012-02-28)
      The disclosure includes a method, process and apparatus for the conversion of biomass to carboxylic acids and/or primary alcohols. The system may include a pretreatment/fermentation subsystem operable to produce a fermentation ...
    • Methods and systems for biomass conversion to carboxylic acids and alcohols 

      Holtzapple, Mark Thomas; Davison, Richard (United States. Patent and Trademark OfficeTexas A&M University. Libraries, 2012-10-09)
      The disclosure includes a method, process and apparatus for the conversion of biomass to carboxylic acids and/or primary alcohols. The system may include a pretreatment/fermentation subsystem operable to produce a fermentation ...
    • Multi-camera: interactive rendering of abstract digital images 

      Smith, Jeffrey Statler (Texas A&M University, 2004-09-30)
      The purpose of this thesis is the development of an interactive computer-generated rendering system that provides artists with the ability to create abstract paintings simply and intuitively. This system allows the user ...