I came across an amazing invention created by Seok-Hyung Bae, Ravin Balakrishnan and Karan Singh. It is a 3D curve sketching system that captures some of the affordances of pen and paper for professional designers, allowing them to iterate directly on concept 3D curve models.
Before we proceed further, do watch the demonstration video below. It’s worth the time 😀
“The system coherently integrates existing techniques of sketch-based interaction with a number of novel and enhanced features. Novel contributions of the system include automatic view rotation to improve curve sketchability, an axis widget for sketch surface selection, and implicitly inferred changes between sketching techniques. We also improve on a number of existing ideas such as a virtual sketchbook, simplified 2D and 3D view navigation, multi-stroke NURBS curve creation, and a cohesive gesture vocabulary.” – quoted from ilovesketch.com
Here are some examples drawn from the system
I wish the creators success for this product and will like to see how to apply colors/textures to the sketches in near future.
Probably can be a tool for making some movies too!