Technical Papers

Fabrication-Oriented Design

Tuesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom B-C Session Chair: Wilmot Li, Adobe Research

Design and Fabrication by Example

This work proposes the first data-driven method for fabrication. As the user designs a new model in the standard design-by-example environment, the method automatically computes the necessary shape manipulations and inserts connecting components to ensure that the model is fabricable.

Adriana Schulz
CSAIL MIT

Ariel Shamir
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

David Levin
CSAIL MIT

Pitchaya Sitthi-Amorn
CSAIL MIT

Wojciech Matusik
CSAIL MIT

Designing Inflatable Structures

This paper proposes an optimization-in-the-loop approach to designing inflatable structures with desired shapes. The method combines interactive seam design with a fast physics-based pattern optimization, thus providing the user with full control over aesthetic considerations while alleviating the burden of reverse-engineering the physics of inflation.

Melina Skouras
ETH Zürich

Bernhard Thomaszewski
Disney Research Zürich

Peter Kaufmann
Disney Research Zürich

Akash Garg
Columbia University

Bernd Bickel
Disney Research Zürich

Eitan Grinspun
Columbia University

Markus Gross
ETH Zürich, Disney Research Zürich

Computational Design of Linkage-Based Characters

This design system for linkage-based mechanical characters allows users to interactively browse different design options, while a continuous optimization step improves motion quality and safeguards against singularities.

Bernhard Thomaszewski
Disney Research Zürich

Stelian Coros
Disney Research Zürich

Damien Gauge
ETH Zürich

Vittorio Megaro
ETH Zürich

Eitan Grinspun
Columbia University

Markus Gross
Disney Research Zürich, ETH Zürich

Pteromys: Interactive Design and Optimization of Free-Formed Free-Flight Model Airplanes

This paper introduces novel interactive techniques for designing original hand-launched free-flight glider airplanes that can actually fly. Based on a compact aerodynamics model, a design tool allows users to interactively optimize wing configuration to maximize flight-worthiness.

Nobuyuki Umetani
The University of Tokyo, Autodesk Research

Yuki Koyama
The University of Tokyo

Ryan Schmidt
Autodesk Research

Takeo Igarashi
The University of Tokyo

Wire Mesh Design

A computational approach for designing wire meshes, freeform surfaces composed of woven wires arranged in a regular grid. To facilitate shape exploration, the algorithm balances globally coupled material constraints with aesthetic and geometric design objectives that can be specified by the user in an interactive design session.

Akash Garg
Columbia University

Andrew Sageman-Furnas
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Bailin Deng
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Yonghao Yue
Columbia University

Eitan Grinspun
Columbia University

Mark Pauly
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Max Wardetzky
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen