Eurographics 2008 - Short Papers
Knitty: 3D Modeling of Knitted Animals with a Production Assistant InterfaceAuthor:
Yuki Igarashi, Takeo Igarashi, and Hiromasa SuzukiAbstract:
Knitty is an interactive design system for creating knitted animals. The user designs a 3D surface model using a sketching interface. The system automatically generates a knitting pattern and then visualizes the shape of the resulting 3D animal model by applying a simple physics simulation. The user can see the resulting shape before beginning the actual knitting. The system also provides a production assistant interface for novices. The user can easily understand how to knit each stitch and what to do in each step. In a workshop for novices, we observed that even children can design their own knitted animals using our system.
Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.3.6 [Computer Graphics]: Methodology and TechniquesInteraction Techniques I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational Geometry and Object Modeling Geometric AlgorithmsMultimedia:
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