Creative Flow+ Dataset

Maria Shugrina, Ziheng Liang, Amlan Kar, Jiaman Li, Angad Singh, Karan Singh, Sanja Fidler; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 5384-5393


We present the Creative Flow+ Dataset, the first diverse multi-style artistic video dataset richly labeled with per-pixel optical flow, occlusions, correspondences, segmentation labels, normals, and depth. Our dataset includes 3000 animated sequences rendered using styles randomly selected from 40 textured line styles and 38 shading styles, spanning the range between flat cartoon fill and wildly sketchy shading. Our dataset includes 124K+ train set frames and 10K test set frames rendered at 1500x1500 resolution, far surpassing the largest available optical flow datasets in size. While modern techniques for tasks such as optical flow estimation achieve impressive performance on realistic images and video, today there is no way to gauge their performance on non-photorealistic images. Creative Flow+ poses a new challenge to generalize real-world Computer Vision to messy stylized content. We show that learning-based optical flow methods fail to generalize to this data and struggle to compete with classical approaches, and invite new research in this area. Our dataset and a new optical flow benchmark will be publicly available at: We further release the complete dataset creation pipeline, allowing the community to generate and stylize their own data on demand.

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author = {Shugrina, Maria and Liang, Ziheng and Kar, Amlan and Li, Jiaman and Singh, Angad and Singh, Karan and Fidler, Sanja},
title = {Creative Flow+ Dataset},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}