|This research presents an approach to automated photography in a virtual environment. A particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is used in a virual 3D environment. Each PSO member is a camera, and the swarm is a collection of photographers. A number of constraints or objectives are given to the system, in order to search for a suitable image in the environment. Objectives include ones that encapsulate aesthetic composition rules, such as the rule of thirds, and horizon line. Colour matching and subject matter are also included. A new multi-objective PSO algorithm is presented, which is capable of finding solutions that satisfy multiple objectives (sometimes 10 or more).|
|Various images and animations from this research are available below.|
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