Computer Graphics

University of California - Berkeley

Computer-Aided Design and Realization of Geometrical Sculptures


The use of computer-aided design tools in the conception and realization of large-scale geometrical bronze sculptures is described. An inspirational piece of sculpture is analyzed and then captured in procedural form including several design parameters. These parameters not only allow the sculpture to be scaled to different sizes and individually optimized for each scale, but also facilitate the design of new sculptures that lie in the same conceptual family. The parameterized representation takes care of constraints and limitations in several of the implementation steps and provides additional aids for the assembly of a large sculpture from many smaller and more easily manufacturable pieces.


Carlo H. Séquin. "Computer-Aided Design and Realization of Geometrical Sculptures". CAD Conferece, Waikiki, Hawaii, pages 671–681, June 2007.