Boxelization: folding 3D objects into boxes
Author(s)Zhou, Yahan; Sueda, Shinjiro; Matusik, Wojciech; Shamir, Ariel
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We present a method for transforming a 3D object into a cube or a box using a continuous folding sequence. Our method produces a single, connected object that can be physically fabricated and folded from one shape to the other. We segment the object into voxels and search for a voxel-tree that can fold from the input shape to the target shape. This involves three major steps: finding a good voxelization, finding the tree structure that can form the input and target shapes' configurations, and finding a non-intersecting folding sequence. We demonstrate our results on several input 3D objects and also physically fabricate some using a 3D printer.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
ACM Transactions on Graphics
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Yahan Zhou, Shinjiro Sueda, Wojciech Matusik, and Ariel Shamir. 2014. Boxelization: folding 3D objects into boxes. ACM Trans. Graph. 33, 4, Article 71 (July 2014), 8 pages.
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