Computational design of linkage-based characters

@article{Thomaszewski2014ComputationalDO,
  title={Computational design of linkage-based characters},
  author={B. Thomaszewski and Stelian Coros and Damien Gauge and Vittorio Megaro and Eitan Grinspun and Markus H. Gross},
  journal={ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={1 - 9}
}
We present a design system for linkage-based characters, combining form and function in an aesthetically-pleasing manner. [...] Key Method A subsequent continuous optimization step improves motion quality and, crucially, safeguards against singularities. We demonstrate the flexibility of our method on a diverse set of character designs, and then realize our designs by physically fabricating prototypes.Expand
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