i love sketch

Seok-Hyung Bae, Ravin Balakrishnan, and Karan Singh are about to present “ILoveSketch: As-natural-as-possible sketching system for creating 3D curve models,” ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2008 (Monterey, CA, USA, October 19-22, 2008)
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ILOVESKETCH is a 3D curve sketching system that captures some of the affordances of pen and paper for professional designers, allowing them to iterate directly on concept 3D curve models. The system coherently integrates existing techniques of sketch-based interaction with a number of novel and enhanced features. Novel contributions of the system include automatic view rotation to improve curve sketchability, an axis widget for sketch surface selection, and implicitly inferred changes between sketching techniques. We also improve on a number of existing ideas such as a virtual sketchbook, simplified 2D and 3D view navigation, multi-stroke NURBS curve creation, and a cohesive gesture vocabulary.
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What this means in simple terms s that you don’t need to learn complex 3d modeling software to be able to design a 3D object using hand sketch based tools. It may take some more CAD trickery to get the design realized as a functional object, but this is a giant leap in the right direction. I personally hope this makes it out into the freeware, open source community rather than being snapped up by Autodesk..
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ILoveSketch from Seok-Hyung Bae on Vimeo.

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  1. Ponoko Blog Says:

    [...] Those of you who read the previous post on I Love Sketch may want to check out the We Don’t Do Retro post that delves into an analysis of the software a little deeper, and compares it to Ponoko’s very own Photomake along with the Computer Graphics department in the Technical University of Berlin’s FiberMesh. Matt Sinclair, who writes the We Don’t do Retro blog is a former Nokia designer who is currently undertaking his PhD at Loughborough University in the UK. His thesis, An investigation of the feasibility of product architectures to facilitate consumer-created designs in the consumer electronics industry, using rapid manufacturing technologies as an enabler is focusing on the future of mass customisation and proposes the task of the industrial designer will in future be to create modular product architectures which define and limit the parameters of any possible design. //OBSTART:do_NOT_remove_this_comment var OutbrainPermaLink=”http://blog.ponoko.com/2008/10/16/if-you-love-sketch-read-more/”; var OB_demoMode = false; if(typeof(OB_Script)!=’undefined’){ OutbrainStart(); }else{ var OB_Script = true; var OB_langJS =”http://widgets.outbrain.com/lang_en.js”; document.write (“”); } //OBEND:do_NOT_remove_this_comment [...]

  2. Ponoko Blog Says:

    [...] quick, intuitive designs that capture the essence of an idea in 3D that is somewhat similar to I Love Sketch. It also kind of runs as a parallel development to the multi-touch CAD that is being flaunted by [...]

  3. Rhonda the Amazing 3D Drawing Tool | Bookmarks Says:

    [...] quick, intuitive designs that capture the essence of an idea in 3D that is somewhat similar to I Love Sketch. It also kind of runs as a parallel development to the multi-touch CAD that is being flaunted [...]