Parametric design method for shapes with aesthetic free-form surfaces

Tetsuo Oya, Takenori Mikami, Takanobu Kaneko, Masatake Higashi

研究成果: Conference contribution

5 被引用数 (Scopus)


In this paper, a parametric design method for aesthetic shapes which provides a direct and interactive modeling is presented. As used in an actual automobile design, our method utilizes a curve-ruler to create a free-form surface. In order to construct a surface, a curve-ruler is defined by a function like a polynomial at first. And then, two guide curves are generated by Bézier curves. Moving a curve-ruler on guide curves, a free-form surface is obtained as its locus. Designer only designates a type parameter of the curve-ruler and the parameters to allocate the curve-ruler on the guide curves. To construct a whole shape of a product, we introduce another set of parameters to control an outer shape. In this way, it is possible to control the local surface and the global shape independently. Moreover, the methods to generate a fillet, trimmed surface and features are presented. We have implemented a prototype system and will demon-strate its application on an automobile.

ホスト出版物のタイトルGeometric Modeling and Processing, GMP 2006 - 4th International Conference, Proceedings
出版社Springer Verlag
出版ステータスPublished - 2006
イベント4th International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing, GMP 2006 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
継続期間: 2006 7 262006 7 28


名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
4077 LNCS


Other4th International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing, GMP 2006
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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