Sketch-based modelling: What is it? Where has it been applied? How could it be used for fast creation of news?
By Daniel Patel, CMR / HVL
Sketch-based modelling is the field of creating 3D computer graphics models using rapid sketching methods similar to the way artists quickly sketch down an illustration with pencil and paper. Most existing modelling tools require a low-level creation of models by defining polygons. However, a user usually doesn't care about individual polygons, but has a mental image of the model that she wants to make.
Daniel Patel is a senior scientist at CMR and Associate Professor at HVL, and holds a PhD in computer graphics and has performed research on sketch-based modelling and scientific visualization.