3D Deformable Modeling enables interactive sculpting of 3D models while maintaining high quality, manufacturable surfaces. 3D Deformable Modeling provides local and global editing features that allow the creation and manipulation of free-form B-spline curves and surfaces. Developers can interactively sculpt shapes that automatically adhere to rich sets of constraints. The result is the ability to perform manipulations on curves and surfaces that would otherwise be extremely difficult or impossible to accomplish using control point manipulation, saving significant end-user time and resources.
Because of its precise shape and surface definition capabilities, 3D Deformable Modeling is ideal for complex mechanical jobs. This is especially beneficial for those applications that require the rapid development of innovative surface and curve features. This includes markets such as industrial design, aircraft skin and foil design (aerospace), automotive styling, shipbuilding, and free-form surface design for CAD applications.
Key Features of Deformable Modeling:
- Allows developers to restrict a deformation to a limited local region
- Ability to create entirely new shapes by making large deformations
- Capability to make small deformations in an existing shape, modifying the shape without sacrificing the original characteristics
- Can be used to increase the continuity of existing shapes, quilted surfaces, or networks of curves