Evolution of supershapes for the generation of three-dimensional designs

Preen, R. J. and Bull, L. (2012) Evolution of supershapes for the generation of three-dimensional designs. arXiv. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/20735

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This paper explores the evolution of three-dimensional objects with a simple generative encoding, known as the Superformula. Evolving three-dimensional objects has long been of interest in a wide array of disciplines, from engineering (e.g., robotics) to biology (e.g., studying morphological evolution). While many representations have been presented, ranging from direct encodings to complex graphs and grammars, the vast majority have possessed complex underlying encodings, which were necessary to produce varied morphologies. Here we explore the target-based evolution of Superformula, which is simply encoded as a vector of reals and show that is possible to generate very closely matching designs of a number of complex three-dimensional objects.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:evolution, supershapes, neural and evolutionary computing, computational geometry, three dimensional designs, encoding, superformula
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:20735
Deposited By: M. Clarke
Deposited On:12 Jul 2013 13:12
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 22:20

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