Producing Physical Copies of the Digital Models via Generating 2D Patterns for “Origami 3D Printer” system

@inproceedings{Yu2016ProducingPC,
  title={Producing Physical Copies of the Digital Models via Generating 2D Patterns for “Origami 3D Printer” system},
  author={Bo Yu and Maria Savchenko and Junichi Shinoda and Luis A. Diago and Ichiro Hagiwara and Vladimir V. Savchenko},
  year={2016}
}
This paper introduces a method for the automatic conversion of the 3D mesh models into a set of the 2D patterns for producing physical copy-models. We consider the models that can be segmented into the near-developable parts. Each part is regenerated into the 2D patterns by decomposing it into a set of triangle strips and mapping them onto the 2D print plane. Mapping strips are done in two steps: 1) mapping onto the fixed plane in 3D; 2) mapping the flattened strips onto a print plane. The… 
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