Interactive design of developable surfaces

C. Tang, P. Bo, J. Wallner, H. Pottmann

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We present a new approach to geometric modeling with developable surfaces and the design of curved-creased origami. We represent developables as splines and express the nonlinear conditions relating to developability and curved folds as quadratic equations. This allows us to utilize a constraint solver, which may be described as energy-guided projection onto the constraint manifold, and which is fast enough for interactive modeling. Further, a combined primal-dual surface representation enables us to robustly and quickly solve approximation problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12,1-12
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)


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