Face Toast

Photo toast is a Dartmouth Computer Graphics project inspired by the “Virgin Mary” toast, a piece of toast that sold for $28,000 because the burnt pattern on the toast resembled a portrait of Virgin Mary. We decided to develop a method to take any image, and realistically burn it into toast.

This collaborative project is by Maxine Perroni-Scharf and Winston Wang, and includes a variety of custom rendering code and GLSL shaders including Phong and Lambertian shading, UV texture and normal mapping, Perlin/Worley noise octaves, shadows, Gaussian blur and post-processing. We used scaffolding code provided for Computer Graphics at Dartmouth, and all additional 3D models and code were created by Maxine Perroni-scharf and Winston Wang. This project was given the "Award of Creative Technology", which is awarded to one final project in Dartmouth's computer graphics course.

You can view the source code for this project at https://github.com/maxineAPS/face-toast.

Toastify Algorithm

Below you can see the various steps involved in synthesizing an imported image with the surface of a piece of toast.