3D Freeform Design

Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization


3D freeform design is one of the most challenging tasks to support in a software application. Even the conceptually simplest 3D forms can be difficult to produce with existing applications. Autodesk Research has been exploring alternative input devices and new interaction paradigms to better support the initial design process of 3D design, from large display systems to pure-inference sketching interfaces.

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