Reforming Shapes for Material-aware Fabrication


Yang, Y., Wang, J. and Mitra, N. J., 2015. Reforming Shapes for Material-aware Fabrication. Computer Graphics Forum, 34 (5), pp. 53-64.

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    As humans, we regularly associate shape of an object with its built material. In the context of geometric modeling, however, this inter-relation between form and material is rarely explored. In this work, we propose a novel data-driven reforming (i.e., reshaping) algorithm that adapts an input multi-component model for a target fabrication material. The algorithm adapts both the part geometry and the inter-part topology of the input shape to better align with material-aware fabrication requirements. As output, we produce the reshaped model along with respective part dimensions and inter-part junction specifications. We evaluate our algorithm on a range of man-made models and demonstrate a variety of model reshaping examples focusing only on metal and wooden materials.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsYang, Y., Wang, J. and Mitra, N. J.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
    ID Code46711


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