Paper-Strip Sculptures

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Paper-Strip Sculptures
—This paper introduces paper-strip sculptures, a physical mesh data-structure used to represent 2manifold mesh surfaces for understanding topological and geometrical aspects of shape modeling with visual and tactual examples. With paper strips it is possible to construct simple paper sculptures that can convincingly illustrate a variety of ideas in shape modeling — such as 2manifold mesh surfaces, discrete Gaussian curvature, and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem — with hands-on experiments. Such sculptures can also represent links, knots and weaving. Paper-strip sculptures are also useful to represent and understand non-orientable surfaces such as the projective plane and the Klein bottle. Keywords-Shape Modeling, Mesh Data Structures, Topology and Geometry, Discrete Gaussian Curvature, Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.
Ergun Akleman, Jianer Chen, Jonathan L. Gross
Added 30 Jan 2011
Updated 30 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SMI
Authors Ergun Akleman, Jianer Chen, Jonathan L. Gross
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