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Why Do Line Drawings Work? A Realism Hypothesis

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hardmaru: Why is it that we can recognize objects from line drawings, even though they don't exist in the real world? A fascinating paper by Aaron Hertzmann hypothesizes that we perceive line drawings as if they were approximate, realistic renderings of 3D scenes. https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06260 https://t.co/dNlwZ6bF8P

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Aaron Hertzmann: Why are we so good at understanding line drawings, even though they are not part of the natural world? My new paper proposes an answer to this age-old question. 1/ Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.06260 Official: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0301006620908207

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Found on Apr 17 2020 at https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.06260.pdf

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