Crystal-Like geometric modeling

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Title: Crystal-Like geometric modeling
Author: Landreneau, Eric Benjamin
Abstract: Crystals are natural phenomena that exhibit high degrees of order , symmetry , and recursion . They naturally form interesting and inspiring geometric shapes . This thesis provides geometric modeling techniques for creating shapes with crystallike geometry . The tiered extrusion method , along with a face grouping technique , simplifies the creation of complex , intricate faceted shapes . In combination with remeshing , these methods provide the capability to generate geometric shapes exhibiting planar faces , symmetry , and fractal geometry . The techniques have also been implemented in software , as a proof of concept . They are used in an interactive geometric modeling system , in which users can use these techniques to create crystal -like shapes . The crystal -like modeling operations are shown to successfully create beautiful geometric shapes . The methods improve upon traditional modeling capabilities , providing an easier way to create crystal -like geometric shapes .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /3776
Date: 2006-08-16


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