Support Substructures : Support-Induced Part-Level Structural Representation

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  • Shi-Sheng Huang
  • Hongbo Fu
  • Ling-Yu Wei
  • Shi-Min Hu

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7226860
Pages (from-to)2024-2036
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Issue number8
Online published27 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016



In this work we explore a support-induced structural organization of object parts. We introduce the concept of support substructures, which are special subsets of object parts with support and stability. A bottom-up approach is proposed to identify such substructures in a support relation graph. We apply the derived high-level substructures to part-based shape reshuffling between models, resulting in nontrivial functionally plausible model variations that are difficult to achieve with symmetry-induced substructures by the state-of-The-Art methods. We also show how to automatically or interactively turn a single input model to new functionally plausible shapes by structure rearrangement and synthesis, enabled by support substructures. To the best of our knowledge no single existing method has been designed for all these applications.

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  • 3D modeling, shape synthesis, stability, Support substructure

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