Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Birsak, F. Rist, P. Wonka, P. Musialski:
"String Art: Towards Computational Fabrication of String Images";
Talk: Eurographics, Delft (invited); 2018-04-16 - 2018-04-20; in: "Proceedings Eurographics 2018", Computer Graphics Forum, 37/2 (2018), 263 - 274.

English abstract:
In this paper we propose a novel method for the automatic computation and digital fabrication of artistic string images. String art is a technique used by artists for the creation of abstracted images which are composed of straight lines of strings ten- sioned between pins distributed on a frame. Together the strings fuse to a perceptible image. Traditionally, artists craft such images manually in a highly sophisticated and tedious design process. To achieve this goal fully automatically we propose a computational setup driven by a discrete optimization algorithm which takes an ordinary picture as input and converts it into a connected graph of strings that tries to reassemble the input image best possibly. Furthermore, we propose a hardware setup for automatic digital fabrication of these images using an industrial robot that spans the strings. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of our approach by generating and fabricating a set of real string art images.

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