Functionally based augmented sculpting

Valery Adzhiev, Peter Comninos, Maxim Kazakov, Alexander Pasko

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In this paper we describe an approach to computer-aided sculpting concerned with the creation and modification of digital models based on physical abstract sculptures. We begin by presenting a survey of current methods for the creation of computer-aided sculptured artefacts. Then we proceed to present some original methods and tools based on the function representation of geometric models. We introduce a specialized computer language, named HyperFun, which facilitates the modelling of complex objects. As well as presenting computer-generated animated models of pre-existing sculptures by Russian artist Igor Seleznev, we also show how some interesting novel shapes can be generated using the HyperFun system. Finally we outline two advanced projects concerned with creating a sculpture-based augmented reality which allows for the interactive participation of the observer. In this paper, we present experimental results, which hopefully have some artistic appeal. These results were produced by an international team of researchers and students collaborating through the Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-39
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Animation and Virtual Worlds
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Animation
  • Augmented reality
  • Function representation
  • Metamorphosis
  • Virtual sculpting
  • Volumetric models


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