KAUST DepartmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)
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AbstractHow-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. © 2013 ACM 0001-0782/13/01.
DescriptionOriginal version published in 2010 in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) - Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 with the DOIs: 10.1145/1778765.1778795 and 10.1145/1833349.1778795
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
JournalCommunications of the ACM