December 25, 2011

The Future of Open Fabrication, survey by Institute for the Future

December 20, 2011

Real-time isosurface rendering of smooth fields
Susumu Nakata, Shohei Aoyama, Ryosuke Makino, Kyoko Hasegawa, Satoshi Tanaka, Journal of Visualization, 2012

Affine-invariant curvature estimators for implicit surfaces
Maria Andrade, Thomas Lewiner, Computer Aided Geometric Design, 2012.

December 2011

Relevant journal papers, December 2010-December 2011

December 14, 2011

FRep/HF Optimized surface discretization of functionally defined multi-material objects, P.-A. Fayolle, A. Pasko, Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier, vol. 45, No. 1, 2012, pp. 301–312.

December 09, 2011

October 31, 2011

  • VGStudio MAX, interactive system for analysis and visualization of industrial voxel/computer tomography (CT) data by Volume Graphics GmbH, Germany (can process about 10 Gb voxel arrays)
  • Finite element analysis in situ
    by Michael Freytag, Vadim Shapiro, Igor Tsukanov, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Volume 47, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 957-972.

October 28, 2011

Recent FRep/HF publications

FRep/HF Ascending in space dimensions: digital crafting of M. C. Escher’s graphic art
by G. Pasko, A. Pasko, T. Vilbrandt, Lixandrão Filho, A. L., da Silva, J. V. L., Leonardo, MIT Press, Volume 44, Number 5, October 2011, pp. 411-416.

FRep/HF Digitally interpreting traditional folk crafts
by T. Vilbrandt, C. Vilbrandt, G. Pasko, C. Stamm, A. Pasko, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 31, No. 4, July/Aug. 2011, pp. 12-18.

FRep/HF Procedural function-based modelling of volumetric microstructures
by A. Pasko, T. Vilbrandt, O. Fryazinov, P.-A. Fayolle, V. Adzhiev, Graphical Models, Elsevier, vol. 73, No. 5, 2011, pp. 165–181.

FRep/HF Feature based volumes for implicit intersections
by O. Fryazinov, P.-A. Fayolle, T. Vilbrandt, G. Pasko, A. Pasko, Computers & Graphics, vol. 35, No. 3, June 2011, pp 524-531.

FRep/HF BSP-fields: An exact representation of polygonal objects by differentiable scalar fields based on binary space partitioning
by O. Fryazinov, A. Pasko, V. Adzhiev, Computer-Aided Design, vol. 43, No. 3, 2011, pp. 265-277.

October 23, 2011

Relevant papers:

October 14, 2011

3Dtin, Web-based on-line Lego-style modelling tool based on OpenCASCADE API, see the blog for technical details

Tinkercad, Web-based on-line modelling tool, see technical discussion

Origo, a “3D printer for ten year olds”

October 10, 2011

Presentations at the UK-Korea Think Tank on Geometric Modelling, September 2011

September 30, 2011

Relevant papers from SIGGRAPH Asia 2011

September 7-27, 2011

Barycentric and Mean Value Coordinates, Transfinite Interpolation, list of sources by Kai Hormann

Papers by Michael Floater, University of Oslo. See Mean value coordinates and Transfinite mean value interpolation presentation

August 2011

Relevant papers from SIGGRAPH 2011

August 19, 2011

Endless Forms

August 12, 2011

RapCAD, CSG modeller with scripting language input oriented to RepRap fabrication

August 5, 2011

Data fitting independent of grid structure using a volumic version of MPU
by Y. Tsukamoto et al., Journal of Visualization (2011) 14:161–170 (The volumic MPU can be used as an effective volume data-compression technique with the evaluation speed almost as high as that of trilinear interpolation.)

July 29, 2011

Creating a Mathematical Museum on your Desk
procedurally generated and 3D printed objects by George W. Hart

Bathsheba Sculpture
metallic 3D printed sculptures by Bathsheba Grossman

July 28, 2011

Raymarching distance fields
demo by Iñigo Quílez and presentation, 2008

FRep/HF FRep Modeler for Houdini
MSc project by Andy Abgottspon, NCCA, Bournemouth

FRep/HF Signed distance to mesh
MSc project by Mathieu Sanchez, NCCA, Bournemouth

Point Cloud Library under BSD license for filtering, feature estimation, surface reconstruction, registration, model fitting and segmentation of discrete point clouds.

July 23, 2011

Papers and projects of interest

July 19, 2011

Papers of interest without full text (for now)

May 04, 2011

Papers of interest in the SMI'11 program

May 03, 2011

UP! Personal Portable 3D Printer, currently cheapest printer included in the FabLab standard configuration, produced in China

InVesalius, free medical visualization and rapid prototyping system, developed in CTI, a research institute of the Science and Technology Center, Brasil

February 21, 2011

CSImago journal rankings: Hirsch index, impact factor, etc.

Science Citation Index Expanded, journal search, Thomson Reuters

February 17, 2011

CSG documents on-line:

January 16, 2011

Books online:

January, 2011

Relevant papers, December 2009-December 2010

September 16, 2010

August 4, 2010

  • What Wee Really Need Next, post by Marc Ganter and discussion on the Open 3D Printing Forum (simple solid modeling program that would run on any or all of the following platforms: Wii, Xbox, maybe even Facebook or iPhone, etc.)

July 20, 2010

  • Inside insides, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Foods (DICOM and JPEG files)

July 2, 2010

* Source code for orienting unorganized points, project page and papers by Charlie C.L. Wang

* Material topology and design of cellular materials by C. Seepersad, University of Texas at Austin

June 23, 2010

June 18, 2010

More from Eurographics 2010

June 3, 2010

  • Scan&Solve system for the meshfree analysis and the related US patent
  • PetRBF, source code of a toolkit for the fast solution of RBF interpolation using Gaussian bases

May 25, 2010

May 24, 2010

Books by Rvachev et al (in Russian, djvu format, local links)

April 30, 2010

Papers of interest in the SMI'10 program

  • Reconstructing 3D Objects from 2D Sectional Views of Engineering Drawings Using Volume-Based Method
    by Yamei Wen, Hui Zhang, Zhongmian Yu, Jiaguang Sun, and Jean-Claude Paul
  • Ridge Extraction from Isosurfaces of Volumetric Data Using Implicit B-Splines
    by Suraj Musuvathy, Tobias Martin, and Elaine Cohen

April 28, 2010

Some HF applications

March 31, 2010

* Markov Random Field Surface Reconstruction
project on implicit surface reconstruction from scattered points, see the paper to be published in IEEE TVCG

* Morphogenesis Form Generation technology in solidThniking Inspired

March 29, 2010

* Acropora, a procedural voxel modeller by Voxelogic, Denmark

* Code bubbles - Potentially interesting idea for IDE (SUI for model definition)

March 23, 2010

Morphing with eyes, video of the Augmented Sculpture application operated using eye control

March 7, 2010

March 5, 2010

Selective Space Structures is a software by netfabb for creation of complex repetitive structures such as lattice structures, see the tree story

February 23, 2010


February 9, 2010

Recent INRIA publications

  • Implicit Blending Revisited
    by Adrien Bernhardt, Loic Barthe, Marie-Paule Cani, Brian Wyvill, to appear in the EG’10 issue of Computer Graphics Forum

February 6, 2010

Scattered data approximation
by Holger Wendland, Cambridge University Press, 2005. (RBF, CS-RBF, MLS)

February 1, 2010

Infinite Implicit Replication: Case Study for Voxelizing and Representing Cyclical Parametric Surfaces Implicitly
by Nilo Stolte, Shape Modeling and Applications 2002, pp. 105-110, see other works by N. Stolte on implicit surfaces and octrees

January 25, 2010

More relevant papers from EG 2010

January 18-24, 2010

Relevant papers, July 2009-December 2009

January 10, 2010

Rotge, SGDL, MPEG-4 and relations with CSG/FRep

January 9, 2010

Implicit Meshes for Surface Reconstruction by S. Ilic, P. Fua, Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 328–333, February 2006 (kind of a hybrid model)

January 8, 2010

Projects by Ugo Varetto including FRep Modeling Lab, Free Dimensions interactive modeller and FRep volume rendering on GPU

December 31, 2009

Matisse: Painting 2D regions for Modeling Free-Form Shapes by A. Bernhardt, A. Pihuit, M. P. Cani, L. Barthe, EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, Annecy, France, pages 57-64, June 2008. (fitting convolution surfaces to 2D regions)

The Official math art: Torolf Sauermann Channel - Interesting videos on modelling in moi3d (using feature points for the creation of a complex pattern), 3d printing and parametrized microstructures (probably using implicits), also see gallery and TopMod3d, the software he uses according to the Topological Mesh Modeling page by Ergun Akleman.

December 29, 2009

ClayTools and FreeForm Modeling Systems by SensAble Technologies, voxel-based haptic modeling including STL repair and other CAD/fabrication oriented features, see the impressive gallery

December 21, 2009

Local Composition Control - research page on heterogeneous objects design and fabrication at 3D Printing Laboratory, MIT

December 10, 2009

Related papers from CAGD

December 7, 2009

MeshMixer tool from the author of ShapeShop.

December 4, 2009

Organovo Has Its First Commercial 3D Bioprinter (more links inside the article)

CSG Evaluator, parameterized modeling plug-in to Art Of Illusion, RepRap sub-project, read more

December 1, 2009

nanoCAD 2.0 (Freeware) - Russian competitor of AutoCAD

Marching Cubes using Histogram Pyramids - a small OpenGL/C/C++-library that extractes iso-surfaces of volumetric data directly on the GPU (SINTEF, Norway)

November 28, 2009

Projects at Cornell Computational Synthesis Lab

October 14, 2009

FiberMesh: Designing Freeform Surfaces with 3D Curves - another sketch-based modelling tool using variational implicit surfaces (Project web-site)
(it is pure mesh editing, not using RBF or other implicits, AP)

October 9, 2009

FRep/HF Fast reliable ray-tracing of procedurally defined implicit surfaces using revised affine arithmetic
by Fryazinov O., Pasko A. and Comninos P., Technical Report TR-NCCA-2009-04, ISBN 1-85899-123-4, The National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK, 2009, 10 p.

Variational Surface Approximation and Model Selection - approximating meshes with a set of primitives (similar to Pierre-Alain’s work)

October 5, 2009

Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory, University of Washington:

September 18, 2009

Rapid prototyping stuff:

RepRap spin-off companies:

September 16, 2009

Leonar3Do - 3D sculpting system utilising cheap 3d glasses. Check out the videos as well.

September 8, 2009

A few papers/posters from I3D 2007/08:

August 31, 2009

August 1, 2009

“Implicit”/volume modellers of interest
Extended list on a separate page

  • CB Model Pro by SolidWorks Corp., Dassault Systèmes, developed by the creators of Cosmic Blobs
  • SketchCo, convolution surface modelling from sketched silhouette curves
  • XISL, XML based scripting of implicit surfaces, see examples

July 5, 2009

July 2, 2009

July 1, 2009

June 30, 2009

June 10, 2009

  • "Eggy"
    a film by Yoichiro Kawaguchi from 1990 (a lot of blobs and animated procedural textures)

June 5, 2009

3D Printing

  • Printer using sugar and POVray to render slices sent to the printer (no polygons):

CandyFab printer

June 4, 2009

Relevant papers, August 2008-June 2009 : C&G, JCAVW, JCISE and below in this list of relevant journals

June 3, 2009

Relevant papers, August 2008-June 2009 : CGF, Graphical Models, CAGD

June 2, 2009

Relevant papers, August 2008-June 2009 : IEEE CG&A, TVCG, ACM TOG

May 31, 2009

FRep/HF Procedural function-based spatial microstructures
by Pasko, A., Vilbrandt, T., Fryazinov, O. and Adzhiev, V., Technical Report TR-NCCA-2009-02, ISBN 1-85899-123-4, The National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK, 2009, 15 p.

FRep/HF An Exact Representation of Polygonal Objects by C^1-continuous Scalar Fields Based on Binary Space Partitioning
by O. Fryazinov, A. Pasko, V. Adzhiev, Technical Report TR-NCCA-2008-03, ISBN 1-85899-123-4, The National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK, 2008, 12 p.

FRep/HF A Web Oriented Function-based Volume Modeling Framework
by T. Vilbrandt, O. Fryazinov, C. Stamm, A. Pasko, Technical Report TR-NCCA-2008-02, ISBN 1-85899-123-4, The National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK, 2008, 12 p.

May 29, 2009

Meshing: The Critical Bridge for CAD-to-Analysis Flow , FEM/FEA survey

Axel an algebraic geometric modeler, see their implicit surface models contributed to AIM@SHAPE

Distance function related papers

May 28, 2009

Relevant papers, August 2008-June 2009 : CAD, Visual Computer

May 25, 2009

Voxel Sculpting in 3D-Coat

Periodic Tiles in 2D and 3D by Paul Bourke

May 21, 2009

Polygons and CSG , notes by Adrian Bowyer on the RepRap blog

May 4, 2009

Implicit surfaces in the game "Spore"

April 22, 2009

EG09 relevant papers

April 7, 2009

3D printed ceramics

March 28, 2009

Encyclopedia of Computer Languages
HyperFun is listed under year 1999

User Interface for Freeform Modeling Based on Convolution Surfaces from Sketched Silhouette Curves, by Zuzana Kukelova

February 10, 2009

Sketch-Based Modeling and Non-Photorealistic Rendering of Implicit Surfaces
publications by Ryan Schmidt

February 4, 2009

start-up on design and 3D printing of material microstructures

start-up on design of latticed microstructures

Microstructure Optimisation
papers by Sean Hanna

January 7, 2009

Relevant book:

Due: April 2009

December 30, 2008

December 16, 2008

Advanced Surface Modeling by John Hart and Co (”rediscovered”)

Project page.
Related links:

October 25, 2008

Desktop 3D printers of interest
from Rapid Manufacturing exhibition, Coventry, UK

  • Mcor Matrix paper, non-toxic, Ireland (possibility to colaborate on the direct manufacturing)
  • SolidScape wax, high resolution, USA
  • Perfactory by Envisiontec UV light and resin, some non-toxic with medical apps, can input PNG images, Germany
  • Connex500 by Objet multi-material plastic, “digital material” dithering, Israel
  • EOS laser-sintering metal and plastic, Germany
  • MDX-40 by Roland milling machine, plastic, wood, metal, Japan

October 9, 2008

Sony Computer Science Laboratories:

  • Volume Painter: Geometry-Guided Volume Modeling by Sketching on the Cross-Section
    by Shigeru Owada, Takahiro Harada, Philipp Holzer and Takeo Igarashi, Eurographics Symposium on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling 2008 (SBIM 08), pp.9-16
  • Jello Printer
    “the first step to print food data in tangible and edible manner”

September 2, 2008

FRep/HF Embedded Implicit Stand-ins for Animated Meshes: a Case of Hybrid Modelling
by D. Kravtsov, O. Fryazinov, V. Adzhiev, A. Pasko, P. Comninos, Technical Report TR-NCCA-2008-01, ISBN 1-85899-123-4, The National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK, 2008, 12 p.

FRep/HF Interactive ray shading of FRep objects
by O. Fryazinov, A. Pasko, , WSCG’2008, Communications Papers proceedings, ISBN 978-80-86943-16-9, 2008, pp. 145-152.

September 1, 2008

XML based scripting for implicit surfaces, by Julius Parulek
see XISL presentation and SCCG’06 paper slides

Bone Factory
3D printing of bones from CT images by a company in Japan using Mimics software by

August 07, 2008

FOCUS K3D Project
European FP7 project on semantics in 3D content modelling and processing

a Dutch webservice that can create 3D sculptures, the service understands various forms of CAD drawings, “prints” them in 3D, and ships them globally

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