Feature, design intention and constraint preservation for direct modeling of 3D freeform surfaces
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Fu, L., Kara, L.B. & Shimada, K. 3D Res (2012) 3: 3. doi:10.1007/3DRes.02(2012)3
- 346 Downloads
Direct modeling has recently emerged as a suitable approach for 3D free-form shape modeling in industrial design. It has several advantages over the conventional, parametric modeling techniques, including natural user interactions, as well as the underlying, automatic feature-preserving shape deformation algorithms. However, current direct modeling packages still lack several capabilities critical for product design, such as managing aesthetic design intentions, and enforcing dimensional, geometric constraints.