Visual Design and Engineering Laboratory

Carnegie Mellon University

Co-Constrained Handles for Deformation in Shape Collections


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We present a method for learning custom deformation handles for an object, from a co-analysis of similar objects. Our approach identifies the geometric and spatial constraints among the different parts of an object, and makes this information available through abstract shape handles. These handles allow the user to prescribe arbitrary deformation directives including free-form surface deformations. However, only a subset of admissible deformations is enabled to the user as learned from the constraint space. Example applications are presented in shape editing, co-deformation and style transfer.


M. Ersin Yumer, Levent Burak Kara. (2014). Co-Constrained Handles for Deformation in Shape Collections. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 33 Issue 6, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2014.

 title = {Co-Constrained Handles for Deformation in Shape Collections},
 author = {Yumer, M. E., and Kara, L. B.},
 journal = {ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2014)},
 volume = {33},
 issue = {6},
 pages = {187:1-187:11},
 year = {2014},