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1 November 1992 Fast surface design based on sketched networks
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Proceedings Volume 1830, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III; (1992)
Event: Applications in Optical Science and Engineering, 1992, Boston, MA, United States
Computer aided design of freeformed surfaces is strongly biased towards input and optimization of surfaces. Input modules are based on digitizing drawings or placing and manipulating spline control vertices. Design, especially during the idea generation (or conceptual) design phase, is poorly supported. We present a system based on direct manipulation of shaded images of the surfaces. The designer sketches profiles on a tablet. The profiles are positioned in object space with a spaceball (6D joystick). A network of crossing curves is built interactively. The system constructs patches over this network in realtime. The designer can correct a profile by sketching. The affected surfaces are updated immediately. Patches are defined by the curves and estimated cross-boundary derivatives. They connect with G1 continuity. Our prototype surface modeler avoids the need for exact dimensions and precise coordinates, as seen in traditional systems. Instead, it supports fast, intuitive generation and evaluation of surfaces. We discuss a comparison with other systems regarding the time needed to model shapes, and some opinions of professional industrial designers.
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Casper G. C. van Dijk "Fast surface design based on sketched networks", Proc. SPIE 1830, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III, (1 November 1992);

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