Effects such as flames, smoke, and liquids play an important role in adding flow and power to artworks. Nowadays, these effects have become essential for creating various artworks for illustrations and videos. However, it requires a great deal of effort and artistic expertise to draw them well.

In this project, focusing on the effects in character illustration, we present a novel drawing interface for stereoscopic effects with 3D pottery wheel-type transparent canvases. In character illustration, flow of effects is often visualized on a simple curved geometry to organize its composition. Users are allowed to use transparent curved canvases in order to design three-dimensional flow effects that surround the target character efficiently and effectively. 


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Riwano IkedaKeio University






  1. Riwano Ikeda, Issei Fujishiro. 2021. SpiCa: Stereoscopic Effect Design with 3D Pottery Wheel-type Transparent Canvas. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Technical Communications (SA ’21 Technical Communications), December 14–17, 2021, Tokyo, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3478512.3488606
  2. Riwano Ikeda, Issei Fujishiro: “SpiCa: Effect design support through 3D pottery wheel-type transparent canvas,” in Proceedings of Visual Computing 2021, pp. 21:1–21:6, online, September 30, 2021.


  1. Riwano Ikeda, Issei Fujishiro: “Stereoscopic Effect Design with Pottery Wheel-type Canvas,” in The Technical Report of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 21―24, March, 2021 (in Japanese).
  2. Riwano Ikeda, Issei Fujishiro: “An Interface for Drawing Effects on 3D Pottery Wheel-type Transparent Canvas,” in Proceedings of the 83th National Convention of International Processing Society of Japan, Vol. 4, pp. 89―90 (6Y-04), Online, March 18―20, 2021 (in Japanese).


  1. Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Pioneering): 20K20481 (2020―2023)

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