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3D alignment for interactive evolutionary design

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posted on 2016-09-30, 10:10 authored by Dora Retzepi, Ian GrahamIan Graham, Yee GohYee Goh
3D model alignment (‘Pose Normalization’ in the literature) is investigated as part of wider research into guided evolutionary Computer-Aided Design. CAD technology in development will combine human interaction and geometric optimization, within an evolutionary design system. Evolving shapes will be influenced by simple pre-set geometric fuzzy-constraints – internal voids and external bounding geometry created by users. To compare evolving candidate shapes with these pre-set constraints they must first be aligned (rotated, scaled, and co-located). A shortlist of five promising alignment techniques is described. Benchmark data generated using standard CAD functions (centre of gravity, principle axes etc.) will be presented at the conference.



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RETZEPI, T., GRAHAM, I.J. and GOH, Y.M., 2016. 3D alignment for interactive evolutionary design. IN: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, 6 - 8 September 2016.


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