Single-View Modeling of Layered Origami with Plausible Outer Shape



Modeling 3D origami pieces using conventional software is laborious due to the geometric constraints imposed by the complicated layered structure, we propose an interactive system that dramatically simplifies the modeling of 3D origami pieces with plausible outer shapes, while omitting accurate inner structures. By focusing on flat origami models with a front-and-back symmetry commonly found in traditional artworks, our system realizes easy and quick modeling via single-view interface; given a reference image of the target origami piece, the user draws polygons of planar faces onto the image, and assigns annotations indicating the types of folding operations. Our system automatically rectifies the manually-specified polygons, infers the folded structures that should yield the user-specified polygons with reference to the depth order of layered polygons, and generates a plausible 3D model while accounting for gaps between layers. Our system is versatile enough for modeling pseudo-origami models that are not realizable by folding a single sheet of paper. Our user study demonstrates that even novice users without the specialized knowledge and experience on origami and 3D modeling can create plausible origami models quickly.




Examples of Origami Models

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  1. Yuya Kato, Shinichi Tanaka, Yoshihiro Kanamori, and Jun Mitani, "Single-View Modeling of Layered Origami with Plausible Outer Shape", Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. of Pacific Graphics 2019), 38, 7, 2019.
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