KAUST researchers Anna Fruehstueck, Dr. Ibraheem Alhashim, and Prof. Peter Wonka have developed a novel technique to generate images of realistic and highly detailed texture maps using deep neural networks. The texture images synthesized by their system TileGAN can be of gigapixel size and are created by seamlessly merging smaller texture blocks into a single large image. The underlying neural networks are trained using high-resolution images such as detailed satellite imagery, maps and famous paintings.
Their research will be presented at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
Anna is working on her doctoral dissertation at KAUST under the supervision of Prof. Peter Wonka. Dr. Alhashim is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Prof. Wonka in his research group.