SIGGRAPH 2004 - The 31st international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques
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Art-Driven Modeling
Wednesday, 11 August
8:30 - 10:15 am
Room 515B
Session Chair: Cindy Grimm, Washington University

Tile-Based Kolam Patterns
A catalog of 16 diamond-shaped tiles that can be used to create classic "kolam" line drawings that are popular in South Indian art and culture.

Saty Raghavachary
DreamWorks Animation
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Column Modeling
An easy-to-use art and design tool that allows users to create complex and architecturally interesting shapes with large numbers of beams and columns.

Ergun Akleman
Texas A&M University
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Esan Mandal
Vinod Srinivasan
Texas A&M University
Cords: Keyframe Control of Curves With Physical Properties
Cords are 3D curves with empirical physical properties of strength and elasticity that wrap and twist around geometry. This sketch describes cords and highlights their use in the film "Ryan."

Patrick Coleman
University of Toronto
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Karan Singh
University of Toronto
Modeling Expressive 3D Caricatures
An educational method to teach students artistic concepts of abstraction and exaggeration by modeling expressive 3D caricatures. All students, regardless of their artistic abilities, can create convincing caricatures.

Ergun Akleman
Texas A&M University
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Jon Reisch
Texas A&M University

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Conference 8-12 August, Exhibition 10-12 August.  In Los Angeles, CA