KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Visual 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 individual parts and the interactions between 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 between parts. We present results for a wide variety of assemblies. © 2010 ACM.
DescriptionLater version published in 2013 in Communications of the ACM with the DOI: 10.1145/2398356.2398379
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics