Mesnil R., Richter C., Douthe C., Baverel O. and Léger B.
This paper presents a new methodology for generating doubly-curved shapes covered with planar facets. The proposed method, called marionette method relies mainly on descriptive geometry, and it is shown that specifying appropriate projections, e.g. plane view and elevations, defines uniquely a free-form shape. This methodology is highly intuitive and can be used in real-time, mainly because only linear systems of equations are solved. The design-space offered by the marionette method is extremely large, and easily parameterized. Some applications show the potential of this technique for the parameterization of a fabrication-aware design space for structural optimization