PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Example-Based Conceptual Styling Framework for Automotive Shapes
Istvan Kokai, Jörg Finger, Randall Smith, Richard Pawlicki and Thomas Vetter
In: EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling 2007(2007).


Conceptual design in the automotive industry is a time-consuming process. Iterations between concept sketches, created with traditional two dimensional methods, and 3D digital representations of a prototype are currently one of the big bottlenecks. In this paper we present a framework for an integrated 2D-3D design environment. The core of the framework is a model representing the characteristic lines of automotive shapes built from a set of example shapes. From every example shape we extract the same set of characteristic lines and represent them with a feature vector of deformation gradients. Given a set of constraints, our method can generate a new feature vector with an optimization procedure. We provide examples for meaningful manipulations. We demonstrate that these manipulations are intuitive and create plausible shapes.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Oral)
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Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:3914
Deposited By:Sami Romdani
Deposited On:25 February 2008