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Poster
MarioNette: Self-Supervised Sprite Learning
Dmitriy Smirnov · MICHAEL GHARBI · Matthew None Fisher · Vitor Guizilini · Alexei A Efros · Justin Solomon

Tue Dec 07 08:30 AM -- 10:00 AM (PST) @ None #None

Artists and video game designers often construct 2D animations using libraries of sprites---textured patches of objects and characters. We propose a deep learning approach that decomposes sprite-based video animations into a disentangled representation of recurring graphic elements in a self-supervised manner. By jointly learning a dictionary of possibly transparent patches and training a network that places them onto a canvas, we deconstruct sprite-based content into a sparse, consistent, and explicit representation that can be easily used in downstream tasks, like editing or analysis. Our framework offers a promising approach for discovering recurring visual patterns in image collections without supervision.

Author Information

Dmitriy Smirnov (MIT)
MICHAEL GHARBI (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Matthew None Fisher (Adobe Research)
Vitor Guizilini (Toyota Research Institute)
Alexei A Efros (UC Berkeley)
Justin Solomon (MIT)

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