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JCP 2016 Vol.11(6): 520-527 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.17706/jcp.11.6.520-527

Ray-Scaling Operations for Deformation of Soft Objects

Pi-Chung Hsu
Department of Information Management, Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Abstract—In soft object modeling, in order to make the shapes of primitive soft objects more diverse, this paper proposes ray-scaling operations to deform a primitive soft object. The proposed ray-scaling operations perform scaling via a given scaling object. But unlike scaling of affine transform which gives the same scaling factor to all the points, ray-scaling operations give each point in different directions an individual and a different scaling factor obtained from the ray-scaling object. As a result, by choosing suitable scaling objects, ray-scaling operations are able to erode or dilate a soft object locally with many special deformation effects. This paper also applies super-ellipsoids, super-quadrics and generalized distance functions to define a scaling object, and then successfully deforms a sphere into a six-balled, eight-balled or ten-balled object by using scaling objects of polyhedron, each of whose facets can deform to be a ball.

Index Terms—Field functions, blending operations, soft object modeling.

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Cite: Pi-Chung Hsu, "Ray-Scaling Operations for Deformation of Soft Objects," Journal of Computers vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 520-527, 2016.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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E-mail: jcp@iap.org
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