O. Fryazinov, T. Vilbrandt, A. Pasko, Multi-scale space-variant FRep cellular structures, Computer-Aided Design, vol. 45, No. 1, 2013, pp. 26–34. Electronic version (preprint): PDF (1.1 Mb)
A. Pasko, O. Fryazinov, T. Vilbrandt, P.-A. Fayolle and V. Adzhiev, Procedural function-based modelling of volumetric microstructures, Graphical Models, Volume 73, Issue 5, September 2011, pages 165-181 PDF (preprint)
Abstract: We propose a new approach to modelling heterogeneous objects containing internal volumetric structures with size of details orders of magnitude smaller than the overall size of the object. The proposed function-based procedural representation provides compact, precise, and arbitrarily parametrised models of coherent microstructures, which can undergo blending, deformations, and other geometric operations, and can be directly rendered and fabricated without generating any auxiliary representations (such as polygonal meshes and voxel arrays). In particular, modelling of regular lattices and cellular microstructures as well as irregular porous media is discussed and illustrated. We also present a method to estimate parameters of the given model by fitting it to microstructure data obtained with magnetic resonance imaging and other measurements of natural and artificial objects. Examples of rendering and digital fabrication of microstructure models are presented.