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Inserting G1 Discontinuities into Free-form Features for Aesthetic Design

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Inserting G1 Discontinuities into Free-form Features for Aesthetic Design
Free form shapes are often used to fulfil both aesthetic and design constraints applied to parametric models currently adopted in CAD environments. Up to now, designers and engineers have mainly access either to indirect manipulations of free form surfaces using their control network or to low-level deformation functions at prescribed points and along a line on a surface. Based on a study of designers' activity, a free form deformation feature approach is proposed to create CAD tools that better fit their way of working. The proposed category of features aims at enforcing the visual effect of the so-called character lines, extensively used by designers to specify the shape of an object. For this reason, in the proposed approach 3D lines are used to drive surface deformation over specified areas. One type of these features is based on G0 or G1 discontinuities along the character lines. Traditionally, a designer using a CAD system creates these features by generating several patche...
Vincent Cheutet, Jean-Philippe Pernot, Jean-Claude
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where WSCG
Authors Vincent Cheutet, Jean-Philippe Pernot, Jean-Claude Léon, Bianca Falcidieno, Franca Giannini
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