Gauges showing peoples' interpretation of a drawing of the rockerarm model.


This site contains information on the SIGGRAPH 2009 paper "How Well Do Line Drawings Depict Shape?," which examines how people interpret line drawings, both hand-drawn and computer-generated, and when depiction succeeds and fails.

The results of this study are available in full from this site.


Princeton Rutgers


Full Dataset: (16MB) Version 1.0, August 3, 2009.

This archive contains the participants gauge settings, data computed from these settings, and Matlab tools to analyze this data and create figures.


"How Well Do Line Drawings Depict Shape?," Forrester Cole, Kevin Sanik, Doug DeCarlo, Adam Finkelstein, Thomas Funkhouser, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Manish Singh, ACM Transactions on Graphics 28(3) (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2009)


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants CCF-0347427, CCF-0541185, CCF-0702672, CCF-0702580, IIS-0511965, and IIS-0612231, and by Google.