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Morphological shape generation through user-controlled group metamorphosis.

Sanchez, M., Fryazinov, O., Pasko, A. and Vilbrandt, T., 2013. Morphological shape generation through user-controlled group metamorphosis. Computers and Graphics, 37 (6), 620 - 627 .

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DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2013.05.009


Morphological shape design is interpreted in this paper as a search for new shapes from a particular application domain represented by a set of selected shape instances. This paper proposes a new foundation for morphological shape design and generation. In contrast to existing generative procedures, an approach based on a user-controlled metamorphosis between functionally based shape models is presented. A formulation of the pairwise metamorphosis is proposed with a variety of functions described for the stages of deformation, morphing and offsetting. This formulation is then extended to the metamorphosis between groups of shapes with user-defined, dynamically correlated and weighted feature elements. A practical system was implemented in the form of plugin to Maya and tested by an industrial designer on a group of representative shapes from a particular domain. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:20895
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:22 Jul 2013 08:22
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:47


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