Single Image Animation

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Research on how to create animations from a single image.
Most existing work here is focused on transfering an animation from a video or collection of videos onto an image.


Animating Fluids

Relevent People

Animating Pictures of Fluid using Video Examples

Creating Fluid Animation from a Single Image using Video Database

  • Published in Computer Graphics Forum 2011
  • Authors: Makoto Okabe, Ken Anjyo, Rikio Onai
  • Basic Idea
    • Create database of one type of fluid (fire, smoke, water)
    • Database is composed of (average image + differences) of video patches and indexed with visual words (SIFT).
    • Given a new image of a fluid, cut it up into pieces.
    • For each piece, find a video from the database. Combine the differences from the database with the image to form an animation. Lots of small details in the paper...
    • User can draw a flow field and apply a mask. The flow field influences which video is selected from the database.

Animating pictures of water scenes using video retrieval

Using Neural Networks

  • Animating Pictures with Eulerian Motion Fields (2020)
    • Authors: Aleksander Holynski, Brian Curless, Steven M. Seitz, Richard Szeliski
    • Warps deep features using a predicted motion field.
    • Uses a symmetric splatting and blending technique to fill in holes in the feature maps.


Animating Animal Motion from Still

  • Siggraph Asia 2008
  • Authors: Xuemiao Xu, Liang Wan, Xiaopei Liu, Tien-Tsin Wong, Liansheng Wang, Chi-Sing Leung
  • Basic Idea
    • Given a photo with multiple of the same animal
    • Crop each animal to get a set of "motion snapshots"
    • Using some structural similarity measures, order the motion snapshots to create a motion cycle
    • Do consistency refinement to morph between snapshots.