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So, so far, we have been working on, introduced, discussed computer graphics.

So display imagery on the screen.

Everything was on the computer screen inside of a computer.

So this week, we discussed trying to going out of the computer screen and then

try to work on the physical object we can touch and manipulate in the real world.

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And the background motivation is here, so you know there are so

many possible publication machines getting available, getting cheaper.

So if you have a 3D model inside a computer, you can easily directly print.

3D models are the physical objects.

For example, if you have a 3D printer, you can get a 3D model.

Similarly, milling machines automatically mills, material and

then you get the 3D model.

And so you have, 3D dimensional patterns.

You can easily send it to the laser cutter, our cutting machine and

you will get nice three, two dimensional shapes out of the box.

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So, here's the list of topics we discussed here.

We discussed design with plush toys and

design with beadworks and chairs and also discussed soft folding or

crossing materials, and also interactive packing, packing method.

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So the program is address is that it is very difficult for non experts, for

us to design 2D pattern who are stuck [INAUDIBLE] appropriately.

You know?

You want to get a three-dimensional stuffed animal,

you need to design two-dimensional clothes patterns.

For experts, it may be easy to understand the relationship, but

for novice users or no-experience people,

it's very difficult to go back on course between 2D to 3D and then 3D to 2D.

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So, for the sketch-based 3D modeling and automatic close pattern generation.

So this is extension of teddy system we introduced.

So you just sketch desired shape, and

the system generates a three dimensional, geometry.

But at the same time,

system also generates a corresponding 2D cloth pattern.

So if the user print them, cut them, stitch together, and it's ready.

And then you'll get the 3D, physical 3D shape.

So that's the idea.

Let me show you a video.

So here's the overview.

The user input is three-dimensional sketching input on computer screen.

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And then, giving the user input system automatically generate a 3D shape and

then corresponding 2D equals patterns.

And then after having closing patterns, the user sew together and

then you get the physical stuffed animal.

There are operational.

The user interface is very similar to the original Teddy system.

User just get his outline, and the system But

at the same time you get a two-dimensional cross pattern, and

what's happening here inside is that we learn a simple physical simulation inside.

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And after having some geometry, you can interact and edit it.

Like like any system, you can cut object and the system automatically gets

3D shape and as well has a two-dimensional close pattern.

So user continuously edits the shape, and

the system continuously presents a two-dimensional shape.

This is a operation.

So here we generate two possible operations.

So one is like this one.

So last base are these holes and also,

we also support [INAUDIBLE] this is useful for making an ear.

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We also implemented a cover of editing operations such as pulling the shape.

So here the system concurrently edits,

modifies the 3D shape and also two-dimensional patterns.

Now this is in, in, interesting so you can actively add or

erase a seams on top of a colored pattern.

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So this is interesting I think.

So, now you have, we have three pieces and a single 3D object.

But if, here the user tries to erase the seam,

which means that these two parties will be merged together.

So you will end up having two parties.

Our system outlines this computation in real time.

So as user erases a patch boundary, the system merges the two patches together,

and then you will have now a two, patches, and

the system also applies the physical simulation to the result.

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So user can also operate directly on the 2D pattern, and

then you will get a modified 3D shape.

So you can easily directly working on 3D shape,

or you can work, directly working on 2D pattern.

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Here we, we did not show in this video, but in the actual printout, system also

gives, hints or information, which, which edge to be connected with which end.

So, the construction is also guided by the computer generated annotations.

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So after having this 3D model, the user print this pattern into paper or

cloth and then you will manually create 3D stuff animal.

So this is 3D model, and then this is a generated real physical stuffed animal.

So you take four or five hours to get this.

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Yeah, you can also create a big one by using, you know, inflation.

So this is a big balloon, like two meter size, a big balloon.

So traditionally this kind of balloon is designed by professional designers, and

it requires many testing and trials and the prototyping.

But here, the computer can take care of the prototyping or simulation.

So even any inexperienced people can design it, so, his or her own balloons.

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So traditionally, these people can buy existing pattern and

they create, the stuffed animal.

It was almost impossible to design new original character, stuffed animal.

But here, you know, even students, kids can design their own stuffed animal.

And after finishing the design, you know print then cut and then stitch together,

and then you will get a final 3D model, oh no, no, final press toy.

So, you can design their own original model.

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Yep.

So, let me briefly, describe the algorithm.

For the inflation algorithm, for the inflation simulation, we use a very,

very simple, basic mass-spring method.

So, close 3D model mesh vertices move outward over the time

by air pressure or cotton pressure.

So it tries to inflate.

But at the same time the system tries to pull them back,

depending on the edge length.

If edge length is too long then it will pull back.

And then we repeat these two processes, and

then at the end you will get a stable result.

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We must say that this simulation is not accurate simulation of real physics.

There will be more other bonds physical simulation methods, but you can get more

accurate result by using more accurate methods but it is also interesting to

see that you can get basic result with basic simple simulation method.

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And another interesting issue is that adjustment to the sha, to the patterns.

So, so, algorithm first takes user inputs, this red one and

then direct to the, use it as a 2D pattern.

However, if you start with 2D pattern and inflate it,

you know, inflated you inflate in Z direction but

if you pull in D direction then X Y frame become's get's smaller right?

So in order to prevent it,

the system tries to adjust the shape to compensate this difference.

So after, after the initial configuration,

system tries to gradually inflate the 2D pattern so

that the resulting 3D inflation result matches exactly to the 2D input sketch.

So that's, you know, inflation algorithm you saw in the video.

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So this shape adjustment is very important.

You know, if user draw let, box, as a input, and

if you dive to use this box as a 2D cross pattern,

then if you generate a 3D shape or 2D shape, you will get shape.

So resulting shape is not exactly match this rectangle.

But if we apply the shape adjustment maths algorithm,

then system automatically inflates the input to the shape.

Then physical result will, publication result matches,

more closer to the rectangle.

So, yeah, this is interesting.

So if you want to have a rectangular, pillow,

you should start with this kind of pattern, not start from here.

So, to learn more, original paper was published as Plushie,

an Interactive Design System for Plush Toys.

And this work, it was strongly inspired by previous work on paper craft model.

So this work making the paper craft toys from meshes using

strip based approximate for unfolding.

So this one starts from giving 3D model,

and then automatically generates a 2D paper craft pattern.

So you can generate interesting, 3D shapes just by using a paper craft.

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We use a surface flattening method to generate moving from 3D to 2D.

And surface flattening is also a very popular topic in computer graphics.

It's been used to compute a texture map co-ordinates, and if you learn more,

one starting point would be this mesh parameterization method and

the applications.

So that's [INAUDIBLE] this week and this video.