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Multi-Pose Interactive Linkage Design

Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics conference) - 2019
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We introduce an interactive tool for novice users to design mechanical objects made of 2.5D linkages. Users simply draw the shape of the object and a few key poses of its multiple moving parts. Our approach automatically generates a one-degree-of-freedom linkage that connects the fixed and moving parts, such that the moving parts traverse all input poses in order without any collision with the fixed and other moving parts. In addition, our approach avoids common linkage defects and favors compact linkages and smooth motion trajectories. Finally, our system automatically generates the 3D geometry of the object and its links, allowing the rapid creation of a physical mockup of the designed object.

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  author       = "Nishida, Gen and Bousseau, Adrien and G. Aliaga, Daniel",
  title        = "Multi-Pose Interactive Linkage Design",
  journal      = "Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics conference)",
  year         = "2019",
  url          = ""

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