Modeling-in-Context:User Design of Complementary Objects with a Single Photo

Lau, Manfred and Saul, Greg and Mitani, Jun and Igarashi, Takeo (2010) Modeling-in-Context:User Design of Complementary Objects with a Single Photo. In: SBIM '10 Proceedings of the Seventh Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling Symposium. Eurographics Association, FRA, pp. 17-24. ISBN 978-3-905674-25-5

Full text not available from this repository.


The products that we use everyday are typically designed and produced for mass consumption. However, it is difficult for such products to satisfy the needs of individual users. We present a framework that allows the end-user to participate in the entire process of designing their own objects, from the initial concept stage to the production of a new real-world object that fits well with the existing complementary objects. We advocate using a single photo as a rough guide for the user to sketch a new customized object that does not exist in the photo. Our system provides a 2D interface for sketching the outline of the new object and annotating certain geometric properties of it directly on the photo. We introduce a Modified Lipson optimization method for generating the 3D shape. We design a variety of real-world everyday objects that are complementary to the existing objects and environment in the photo. We show that novice users can learn and create new objects with our system within minutes.

Item Type:
Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information:
Best paper award
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
20 Sep 2011 10:34
Last Modified:
12 Sep 2023 01:14