3D Painting on Scanned Surfaces
Andrew C. Beers, and
Proc. 1995 Symposium on Interactive 3D graphics
(Monterey, California, April 9-12, 1995).
We present an intuitive interface for painting on unparameterized
three-dimensional polygon meshes using a 6D Polhemus space tracker as an input
device. Given a physical object we first acquire its surface geometry using a
Cyberware scanner. We then treat the sensor of the space tracker as a
paintbrush. As we move the sensor over the surface of the physical object we
color the corresponding locations on the scanned mesh. The physical object
provides a natural force-feedback guide for painting on the mesh, making it
intuitive and easy to accurately place color on the mesh.
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