Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Computer Science


Computer Science


College of Engineering


Zoë Wood

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor College

College of Engineering


While modern digital entertainment has seen a major shift toward photorealism in animation, there is still significant demand for stylized rendering tools. Stylized, or non-photorealistic rendering (NPR), applications generally sacrifice physical accuracy for artistic or functional visual output. Oftentimes, NPR applications focus on extracting specific features from a 3D environment and highlighting them in a unique manner. One application of interest involves recreating 2D hand-drawn art styles in a 3D-modeled environment. This task poses challenges in the form of spatial coherence, feature extraction, and stroke line rendering. Previous research on this topic has also struggled to overcome specific performance bottlenecks, which have limited use of this technology in real-time applications. Specifically, many stylized rendering techniques have difficulty operating on large-scale scenes, such as open-world terrain environments. In this paper, we describe various novel rendering techniques for mimicking hand-drawn art styles in a large-scale 3D environment, including modifications to existing methods for stroke rendering and hatch-line texturing. Our system focuses on providing various complex styles while maintaining real-time performance, to maximize user-interactability. Our results demonstrate improved performance over existing real-time methods, and offer a few unique style options for users, though the system still suffers from some visual inconsistencies.