Computer Graphics

University of California - Berkeley

Automated Generation of Interactive 3D Exploded View Diagrams


We present a system for creating and viewing interactive exploded views of complex 3D models. In our approach, a 3D input model is organized into an explosion graph that encodes how parts explode with respect to each other. We present an automatic method for computing explosion graphs that takes into account part hierarchies in the input models and handles common classes of interlocking parts. Our system also includes an interface that allows users to interactively explore our exploded views using both direct controls and higher-level interaction modes.


Wilmot Li, Maneesh Agrawala, Brian Curless, and David Salesin. "Automated Generation of Interactive 3D Exploded View Diagrams". SIGGRAPH 2008, pages 101:1–101:7, August 2008.

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