Multi-scale space-variant FRep cellular structures.

Fryazinov, O., Vilbrandt, T. and Pasko, A., 2013. Multi-scale space-variant FRep cellular structures. Computer-Aided Design, 45 (1), pp. 26-34.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.cad.2011.09.007

Abstract

Existing mesh and voxel based modeling methods encounter difficulties when dealing with objects containing cellular structures on several scale levels and varying their parameters in space. We describe an alternative approach based on using real functions evaluated procedurally at any given point. This allows for modeling fully parameterized, nested and multi-scale cellular structures with dynamic variations in geometric and cellular properties. The geometry of a base unit cell is defined using Function Representation (FRep) based primitives and operations. The unit cell is then replicated in space using periodic space mappings such as sawtooth and triangle waves. While being replicated, the unit cell can vary its geometry and topology due to the use of dynamic parameterization. We illustrate this approach by several examples of microstructure generation within a given volume or along a given surface. We also outline some methods for direct rendering and fabrication not involving auxiliary mesh and voxel representations.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0010-4485
Subjects:Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics
Group:Media School > National Centre for Computer Animation
ID Code:18559
Deposited By:Dr Oleg Fryazinov
Deposited On:30 Sep 2011 11:47
Last Modified:09 Jul 2013 10:42

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