DancingPottery: Posture-Driven Pottery Generative Design and Fabrication

Tianyang Xue, Lin Lu, Andrei Sharf, Lihao Tian, Haochen Li

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We present a method of designing and fabricating pottery artwork through human posture where the users need neither professional skills nor experience with 3D modeling software. This method creatively solves the problem of mapping between the human skeleton and the pottery shape and has a strong ability to model complex shapes while being user-friendly. Our system represents the deformation of a pottery object with four independent operators and provides real-time visual feedback as the user changes their posture. Unlike traditional pottery throwing, where the product has high symmetry, our system supports modeling asymmetric pottery shapes. After obtaining the model, the model can be fabricated directly via ceramic 3D printing, as the models satisfy printability constraints. A user study showed that the designed mapping relationship supports pottery shape deformation with a high degree-of-freedom, and inexperienced users can easily use the system with minimal instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SCF 2022 - 7th Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450398725
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2022
Event7th Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication, SCF 2022 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 202228 Oct 2022


Conference7th Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication, SCF 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Ceramic Printing
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Interactive Modeling
  • Posture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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