Flower modeling interface separating geometry creation and structure editing
|井尻敬||Takashi Ijiri||東京大学||The University of Tokyo|
|大和田茂||Shigeru Owada||ソニーコンピュータサイエンス研究所||Sony CS Laboratories Inc.|
|岡部誠||Makoto Okabe||東京大学||The University of Tokyo|
|五十嵐健夫||Takeo Igarashi||東京大学 / JST PRESTO||The University of Tokyo / JST PRESTO|
We present a system for modeling flowers in three dimensions quickly and easily while preserving correct botanical structures. We use floral diagrams and inflorescences, which were developed by botanists to concisely describe structural information of flowers. Floral diagrams represent the layout of floral components on a single flower, while inflorescences are arrangements of multiple flowers. Based on these notions, we created a simple user interface that is specially tailored to flower editing, while retaining a maximum variety of generable models. We also provide sketching interfaces to define the geometries of floral components. Separation of structural editing and editing of geometry makes the authoring process more flexible and efficient. We found that even novice users could easily design various flower models using our technique.
Flower, Floral diagrams, Inflorescences, Sketch based Interface