TrayGen: Arranging objects for exhibition and packaging

Yongliang Yang, Qixing Huang

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We present a framework, called TrayGen, to generate tray designs for the exhibition and packaging of a collection of objects. Based on principles from shape perception and visual merchandising, we abstract a number of design guidelines on how to organize the objects on the tray for the exhibition of their individual features and mutual relationships. Our framework realizes these guidelines by analyzing geometric shapes of the objects and optimizing their arrangement. We demonstrate that the resultant tray designs not only save space, but also highlight the characteristic of each object and the inter-relations between objects. © 2013 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number7
StatePublished - Nov 25 2013

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments; Niloy Mitra and Helmut Pottmann for helpful suggestions; Ming-Ming Cheng for shape contexts; and Charlotte Rakhit for carefully proofreading the paper. Qi-Xing Huang is supported by NSF grants 914833 and 1011228, AFOSR grant FA9550-12-1-0372, as well as Google research award.

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  • Computer Networks and Communications


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