Style design system based on high-quality aesthetic shapes to support designer's creative activity

Fumihiko Kimura, Tetsuo Oya, Hideki Aoyama

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Abstract

Class A shapes are used as an aesthetic standard mainly in automotive industry. Those used in products' exterior are closely related to products' values. Class A shapes have two geometric conditions: The surface has enough geometrical continuity, and smooth and continuous highlight lines. In our previous study, we developed a Class A curve generating method and style de- sign system. Using this system, an user can create a model with several Class A curves. Then, we created a model by this sys- Tem to evaluate the proposed method. Although we can create an aesthetic shape using this system, some shapes were not good in curvature variation. There is reason why some generated curves didn't produce Class A shapes. In this study, we inves- Tigate more detailed conditions of Class A curve, and improve the Class A shape generating method using Class A curve. In our new method, we extend the range of Class A conditions. By this extension, Class A shape can be generated more efficiently than the previous method. Then, we create a model using this method in order to evaluate the surface quality, and discuss the effectiveness of our system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855850
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2013 Aug 42013 Aug 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2 A

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period13/8/413/8/7

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Kimura, F., Oya, T., & Aoyama, H. (2013). Style design system based on high-quality aesthetic shapes to support designer's creative activity. In 33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference [V02AT02A059] (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2 A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12866