Simulating with subdivision volumes

Simulating with subdivision volumes
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Subdivision methods are particularly suited for organic forms, such as those arising from topology optimization and ideally generated via 3D printing. As an intuitive modeling form for creating subdivision models, we are combining sketch-based input methods with parametric modeling methods. Our solution combines the advantages of both methods: natural access for the user through sketch-based input and using parameters to manipulate the form of the model. To ultimately realize the subdivision models using 3D printing, we are developing efficient processes for slicing subdivision models with selectable resolution. This allows us to achieve a seamless transition to the 3D printing processes without approximation losses. 



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