2019 : Converting Image into Bas Reliefs Using Image Processing Techniques

Prof. Ir. Handayani Tjandrasa M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr.Eng. Nanik Suciati S.Kom., M.Kom.
Dr. Agus Zainal Arifin S.Kom, M.Kom.
Dr.Eng. Chastine Fatichah S.Kom, M.Kom
Anny Yuniarti S.Kom., M.Comp.Sc
Henning Titi Ciptaningtyas S.Kom., M.Kom
Arya Yudhi Wijaya S.Kom, M.Kom.
Wijayanti Nurul Khotimah S.Kom., M.Sc.
Dini Adni Navastara S.Kom., M.Sc.


In this study, we develop an application to convert an image into bas reliefs, a kind of 3D sculpture on a flat surface, by using image processing techniques. First, the color image is converted into gray image, and then is used as a base surface in xy-coordinate. Two different methods for determining height in z-coordinate provides two different carving styles. In the first method, the height is specified by using gray value of the blurred image, while the second specifies the height by using gray value of the dilation of the edge image. Frame effect is then created by adding a flat plane around the carving. The experiment shows that the application can transfer visual contents of the image into the bas reliefs and also can generate artistic reliefs model easily.