Popup: Automatic paper architectures from 3D models

Xian Ying Li, Chao Hui Shen, Shi Sheng Huang, Tao Ju, Shi Min Hu

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Abstract

Paper architectures are 3D paper buildings created by folding and cutting. The creation process of paper architecture is often laborintensive and highly skill-demanding, even with the aid of existing computer-aided design tools. We propose an automatic algorithm for generating paper architectures given a user-specified 3D model. The algorithm is grounded on geometric formulation of planar layout for paper architectures that can be popped-up in a rigid and stable manner, and sufficient conditions for a 3D surface to be poppedup from such a planar layout. Based on these conditions, our algorithm computes a class of paper architectures containing two sets of parallel patches that approximate the input geometry while guaranteed to be physically realizable. The method is demonstrated on a number of architectural examples, and physically engineered results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Papers, SIGGRAPH 2010
EditorsHugues Hoppe
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450302104
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2010
Event37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2010 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2010Jul 30 2010

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Papers, SIGGRAPH 2010

Conference

Conference37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period07/26/1007/30/10

Keywords

  • Computer art
  • Paper architecture
  • Planar layout
  • Pop-up

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