Floral diagrams and inflorescences: Interactive flower modeling using botanical structural constraints

Takashi Ijiri, Shigeru Owada, Makoto Okabe, Takeo Igarashi

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Abstract

We present a system for modeling flowers in three dimensions quickly and easily while preserving correct botanical structures. We use floral diagrams and inflorescences, which were developed by botanists to concisely describe structural information of flowers. Floral diagrams represent the layout of floral components on a single flower, while inflorescences are arrangements of multiple flowers. Based on these notions, we created a simple user interface that is specially tailored to flower editing, while retaining a maximum variety of generable models. We also provide sketching interfaces to define the geometries of floral components. Separation of structural editing and editing of geometry makes the authoring process more flexible and efficient. We found that even novice users could easily design various flower models using our technique. Our system is an example of application-customized sketching, illustrating the potential power of a sketching interface that is carefully designed for a specific application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH 2006 - ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Courses
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)1595933646, 9781595933645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 30
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 ACM SIGGRAPH Courses, SIGGRAPH 2006 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 302006 Aug 3

Other

Other2006 ACM SIGGRAPH Courses, SIGGRAPH 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period06/7/3006/8/3

Keywords

  • 3D modeling
  • Floral diagram
  • Flower
  • Inflorescence
  • Sketch-based modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Ijiri, T., Owada, S., Okabe, M., & Igarashi, T. (2006). Floral diagrams and inflorescences: Interactive flower modeling using botanical structural constraints. In SIGGRAPH 2006 - ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Courses [19] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/1185657.1185780