Use of Three-Dimensional Body Motion to Free-Form Surface Design

Prieto, Pablo, Kang, J., Wright, David and Qin, Sheng-feng (2006) Use of Three-Dimensional Body Motion to Free-Form Surface Design. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 220 (2). pp. 335-339. ISSN 0954-4054

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This paper presents a novel surface modelling approach by utilizing a three-dimensional motion capture system. For designing a large-sized surface, a network of splines is initially set up. Artists or designers wearing motion markers on their hands can then change the shapes of the splines with their hands. Literally they can move their bodies freely to any positions to perform their tasks. They can also move their hands in three-dimensional free space to detail surface characteristics by their gestures. All their design motions are recorded in the motion-capturing system and transferred into three-dimensional curves and surfaces correspondingly. This paper reports this novel surface design method and some case studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: motion capture, body gestures, free-form surface design, conceptual design
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 13:32
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 22:18

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