Representation of interwoven surfaces in 2 1/2 D drawing

9 years 10 months ago
Representation of interwoven surfaces in 2 1/2 D drawing
The state-of-the-art in computer drawing programs is based on a number of concepts that are over two decades old. One such concept is the use of layers for ordering the surfaces in a drawing from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the use of layers unnecessarily imposes a partial ordering on the depths of the surfaces and prevents the user from creating a large class of potential drawings, e.g., of Celtic knots and interwoven surfaces. In this paper we describe a novel approach which only requires local depth ordering of segments of the boundaries of surfaces in a drawing rather than a global depth relation between entire surfaces. Our program provides an intuitive user interface which allows a novice to create complex drawings of interwoven surfaces that would be difficult and time-consuming to create with standard drawing programs. Author Keywords drawing programs, layers, knot diagrams, braids, surfaces, computational topology, constraint propagation ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Us...
Keith Wiley, Lance R. Williams
Added 20 Aug 2010
Updated 20 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Keith Wiley, Lance R. Williams
Comments (0)