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Posted Dec 14

Deep Thoughts about Deep Image Compression

by MPC R&D
Deep Thoughts about Deep Image Compression by MPC R&D

 

Deep image compositing has, in the last decade, become an industry standard approach to combining multiple computer-generated elements into a final frame. With rich support for multiple depth-specified samples per-pixel, deep images overcome many of the challenges previously faced when trying to combine multiple images using simple alpha channels and/or depth values. 

In this talk from Siggraph 2018, Rob Pieké of MPC R&D shows that with a richer contextual understanding of the target composite, systems – both automatic and artist-controlled – can be built to significantly compress deep images such that there is no perceptual different in the final result.

 

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