Image-based Paper Pop-up Design

Chen Liu
University of Science and Technology of China
Ya-Hsuan Lee
National Tsing Hua University
Hung-Kuo Chu
National Tsing Hua University


An Origamic Architecture (OA), originally introduced by Masahiro Chatani in 1980, is a design of cuts and folds on a single piece of paper. Due to rigid paper crafting constraints, the OA design process is often time consuming and requires considerable skills. Several computer-aided design tools have been developed to provide a virtual design environment and assist the design process. However, the ultimate placement of cuts and folds still depends on the user, posing the design process troublesome and highly skill-demanding. Unlike previous work where OA designs approximate 3D models, we use 2D images as input and automatically generate OA designs from 2D shapes.


 author = {Liu, Chen and Yang, Yong-Liang and Lee, Ya-Hsuan and Chu, Hung-Kuo},
 title = {Image-based Paper Pop-up Design},
 booktitle = {ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Posters},
 series = {SIGGRAPH '14},
 year = {2014},
 pages = {36:1--36:1},
 articleno = {36},
 numpages = {1}