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Relief: A Modeling by Drawing Tool

David Bourguignon 1 Raphaëlle Chaine 2 Marie-Paule Cani 3 George Drettakis 4 
3 EVASION - Virtual environments for animation and image synthesis of natural objects
GRAVIR - IMAG - Laboratoire d'informatique GRAphique, VIsion et Robotique de Grenoble, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : FR71
4 REVES - Rendering and virtual environments with sound
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : This paper presents a modeling system which takes advantage of two-dimensional drawing knowledge to design three-dimensional free-form shapes. A set of mouse or tablet strokes is interpreted by the system as defining both a two-dimensional shape boundary and a displacement map. This information is used for pushing or pulling vertices of existing surfaces, or for creating vertices of new surface patches. To relieve the burden of 3D manipulation from the user, patches are automatically positioned in space. The iterative design process alternates a modeling by drawing sequence and a viewpoint change. To stay as close as possible to the traditional drawing experience, the system imposes the minimum number of constraints on the topology of either the strokes set or the resulting surface.
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David Bourguignon, Raphaëlle Chaine, Marie-Paule Cani, George Drettakis. Relief: A Modeling by Drawing Tool. Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBM), Eurographics, Aug 2004, Grenoble, France. pp.151--160. ⟨inria-00537463⟩



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