Efficient shape-editing method for curves and surfaces based on the quantification of aesthetic properties

Tetsuo Oya, Emiko Hanafusa, Hideki Aoyama

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In this paper, we propose a method of shape editing based on the quantification of aesthetic properties for more efficient and effective industrial design. The aesthetic measure, proposed in this paper, consists of two different characteristics; namely, the Class A condition and the minimum energy approach. Based on this idea, we defined two aesthetic measures; the curve aesthetic value and the surface aesthetic value. The former is used to evaluate the aesthetic property of a given curve, and the latter is used for a given surface, respectively. These values were tested on some examples, and their usefulness was shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-741
Number of pages9
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 2



  • Aesthetic property
  • Class A
  • Energy minimization
  • Shape editing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Mathematics

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