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Title: Use of 3D body motion to freeform surface design
Authors: Qin, SF
Wright, DK
Kang, J
Prieto, PA
Keywords: Motion capture
Body gestures
Freeform surface design
Conceptual design
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Professional Engineering
Citation: Proceeding of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 220(2): 335-339
Abstract: This paper presents a novel surface modelling approach by utilising a 3D 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 shapes of the splines with their hands. Literarily they can move their bodies freely to any positions to perform their tasks. They can also move their hands in 3D free space to detail surface characteristics by their gestures. All their design motions are recorded in the motion capturing system and transferred into 3D curves and surfaces correspondingly. This paper reports this novel surface design method and some case studies.
ISSN: 0954-4054
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