“Band decomposition of 2-manifold meshes for physical construction of large structures” by Xing, Esquivel, Akleman, Chen and Gross

  • ©Qing Xing, Gabriel Esquivel, Ergun Akleman, Jianer Chen, and Jonathan L. Gross

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    Band decomposition of 2-manifold meshes for physical construction of large structures

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    With the design and construction of more and more unusually shaped buildings, the computer graphics community has started to explore new methods to reduce the cost of the physical construction for large shapes. Most of currently suggested methods focus on reduction of the number of differently shaped components to reduce fabrication cost. In this work, we focus on physical construction using developable components such as thin metals or thick papers. In practice, for developable surfaces fabrication is economical even if each component is different. Such developable components can be manufactured fairly inexpensively by cutting large sheets of thin metals or thin paper using laser-cutters, which are now widely available.


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