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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2008 Vol.9 No.4 P.481-488


Flower solid modeling based on sketches

Author(s):  Zhan DING, Shu-chang XU, Xiu-zi YE, Yin ZHANG, San-yuan ZHANG

Affiliation(s):  State Key Lab of CAD & CG, School of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   dingzh@hotmail.com, yxz@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Solid modeling, Floral diagram, Inflorescence, Gesture, Constrained Delauny triangulation (CDT), Freehand sketching

Zhan DING, Shu-chang XU, Xiu-zi YE, Yin ZHANG, San-yuan ZHANG. Flower solid modeling based on sketches[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2008, 9(4): 481-488.

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In this paper we propose a method to model flowers of solid shape. Based on (Ijiri et al., 2005)’s method, we separate individual flower modeling and inflorescence modeling procedures into structure and geometry modeling. We incorporate interactive editing gestures to allow the user to edit structure parameters freely onto structure diagram. Furthermore, we use free-hand sketching techniques to allow users to create and edit 3D geometrical elements freely and easily. The final step is to automatically merge all independent 3D geometrical elements into a single waterproof mesh. Our experiments show that this solid modeling approach is promising. Using our approach, novice users can create vivid flower models easily and freely. The generated flower model is waterproof. It can have applications in visualization, animation, gaming, and toys and decorations if printed out on 3D rapid prototyping devices.

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