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Author Agrawala, Maneesh ♦ Yan, Dong-Ming ♦ Yang, Yong-Liang ♦ Mitra, Niloy J. ♦ Li, Wilmot
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract How-things-work visualizations use a variety of visual techniques to depict the operation of complex mechanical assemblies. We present an automated approach for generating such visualizations. Starting with a 3D CAD model of an assembly, we first infer the motions of the individual parts and the interactions across the parts based on their geometry and a few user-specified constraints. We then use this information to generate visualizations that incorporate motion arrows, frame sequences, and animation to convey the causal chain of motions and mechanical interactions across parts. We demonstrate our system on a wide variety of assemblies.
Description Affiliation: University College London (Mitra, Niloy J.) || King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Yang, Yong-Liang; Yan, Dong-Ming) || University of California, Berkeley (Agrawala, Maneesh) || Adobe (Li, Wilmot)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 56
Issue Number 1
Page Count 9
Starting Page 106
Ending Page 114


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Source: ACM Digital Library