Johannes Wallner (TU Graz University of Technology)
Monday, 23.11.2020, 11:00
Zoom Lecture: https://technion.zoom.us/j/91344952941
Kirigami, the traditional Japanese art of paper cutting and folding generalizes origami and has initiated new research in material science as well as graphics. Jere we use its capabilities to perform geometric modeling with corrugated surface representations possessing an isometric unfolding into a planar domain after appropriate cuts are made.
We initialize our box-based kirigami structures from orthogonal networks of curves, compute a first approximation of their unfolding via mappings between meshes, and complete the process by global optimization. Besides the modeling capabilities we also study the interesting geometry of special kirigami structures from the theoretical side. (This is joint work with Caigui Jiang, Florian Rist, and Helmut Pottmann).