Parts, Image, and Sketch based 3D Modeling Method

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 17:30
TH 331
Ilmi Yoon, San Francisco State University
Despite their many benefits, challenges exist in the creation of 3D models, particularly for individual not currently skilled with 3D modeling software. To address this, we explore the creation of 3D modeling software for non-domain experts that uses a hierarchical parts database of generic 3D models, and deforms models into specific related target objects using image guided 3D model morphing. A human-in-the-loop sketching interface supports image registration and constrains our geometrical transformation to support real time morphing of generic models into accurate representations of new objects for which users wish a 3D model. Applying the application to the study of insects in biology, we find that the application supports the creation of realistic 3D models, and that the application is of value to educators and researchers in entomology.

Dr. Ilmi Yoon is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of San Francisco State University. She earned both her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1996 and 2000. Her focus was on "Web-based Remote Rendering using Image-Based Rendering Techniques." Her recent researchfocuses on 3D network visualizations on the WWW, 3D Visualizations related to Life Science, and Serious Games for Nursing. Her research relates to interactive media, Web3D, and Information Visualization.