“Flow-Complex-Based Shape Reconstruction From 3D Curve Sketches” by Sadri and Singh

  • ©Bardia Sadri and Karan Singh




    Flow-Complex-Based Shape Reconstruction From 3D Curve Sketches

Session/Category Title:   Interactive Modeling




    We address the problem of shape reconstruction from a sparse unorganized collection of 3D curves, typically generated by increasingly popular 3D curve sketching applications. Experimentally, we observe that human understanding of shape from connected 3D curves is largely consistent, and informed by both topological connectivity and geometry of the curves. We thus employ the flow complex, a structure that captures aspects of input topology and geometry, in a novel algorithm to produce an intersection-free 3D triangulated shape that interpolates the input 3D curves. Our approach is able to triangulate highly nonplanar and concave curve cycles, providing a robust 3D mesh and parametric embedding for challenging 3D curve input. Our evaluation is fourfold: we show our algorithm to match designer-selected curve cycles for surfacing; we produce user-acceptable shapes for a wide range of curve inputs; we show our approach to be predictable and robust to curve addition and deletion; we compare our results to prior art.


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