Reforming Shapes for Material-aware Fabrication

Yongliang Yang, Jun Wang, Niloy J. Mitra

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© 2015 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 10 2015

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We thank the reviewers for their comments and suggestions for improving the paper; Cristina Amati for help with the chair fabrication. This work was supported in part by University of Bath startup fund BA-FS6SYY, KAUST baseline funding, the ERC Starting Grant SmartGeometry (StG-2013-335373), and Marie Curie CIG.


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