Friday, March 14, 2008

Weaving and Computer Graphics

Any CAD object can be woven.

Any object that can be displayed on a computer can be woven. This surprising fact is a consequence of the deep relationship between triaxial weaving and the triangle-faceted surfaces used in computer graphics. To reveal the weave design lurking behind a triangulated surface, just decorate all of the triangles with a crossover pattern. Here the crossover pattern of an open triaxial weave has been used. 

Underlying models provided courtesy of IMATI, INRIA, and TECHNION by the AIM@SHAPE Shape Repository.