CAD tools for aesthetic engineering

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CAD tools for aesthetic engineering
The role of computers and of computer-aided design tools for the creation of geometrical shapes that will be judged primarily by aesthetic ations is reviewed. Examples are the procedural generation of abstract geometrical sculpture or the shape optimization of constrained curves and surfaces with some global `cost' functional. Different possibilities for such `beauty functionals' are discussed. Moreover, rapid prototyping tools based on layered manufacturing now add a new dimension to the visualization of emerging designs. Finally, true interactivity of the CAD tools allows a more effective exploration of larger parts of the design space and can thereby result in an actual amplification of the creative process. q 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Carlo H. Séquin
Added 15 Dec 2010
Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2005
Where CAD
Authors Carlo H. Séquin
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