Field-Aligned Mesh Joinery

ACM Trans. on Graphics - Presented at Siggraph Asia 2014, Volume 33, Number 1, page art.11 - January 2014
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Mesh joinery is an innovative method to produce illustrative shape approxi- mations suitable for fabrication. Mesh joinery is capable of producing com- plex fabricable structures in an efficient and visually pleasing manner. We represent an input geometry as a set of planar pieces arranged to compose a rigid structure, by exploiting an efficient slit mechanism. Since slices are planar, to fabricate them a standard 2D cutting system is enough. We automatically arrange slices according to a smooth cross field defined over the surface. Cross fields allow representing global features that char- acterize the appearance of the shape. Slice placement conforms to specific manufacturing constraints.

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  author       = "Cignoni, Paolo and Pietroni, Nico and Malomo, Luigi and Scopigno, Roberto",
  title        = "Field-Aligned Mesh Joinery",
  journal      = "ACM Trans. on Graphics - Presented at Siggraph Asia 2014",
  number       = "1",
  volume       = "33",
  pages        = "art.11",
  month        = "January",
  year         = "2014",
  url          = ""

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