Cutting and pasting to combine different elements into a common structure are widely used operations that have been successfully adapted to many media types. Surface design could also benefit from the availability of a general, robust, and efficient cut-and-paste tool, especially during the initial stages of design when a large space of alternatives needs to be explored. Techniques to support cut-and-paste operations for surfaces have been proposed in the past, but have been of limited usefulness due to constraints on the type of shapes supported and the lack of real-time interaction. In this paper, we describe a set of algorithms based on multiresolution subdivision surfaces that perform at interactive rates and enable intuitive cut-and-paste operations.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||ACM Transactions on Graphics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||ACM Transactions on Graphics; Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2002 - , United States|
Duration: 23 Jul 2002 → 26 Jul 2002