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CoBlocks: An Improved Voxel-Based Design Tool by Object Structuring of Voxel Models

Steve Kuan, Thomas Kvan

International Journal of Architectural Computing | SAGE Publications | Published : 2006


This paper introduces a voxel-based collaborative modelling system called CoBlocks which was developed to support designers in building models together in a synchronized virtual environment. This is due to the fact that voxel models are gaining more attention in computer-aided design (CAD) systems as they support simple and intuitive modelling for the early design phases. However, due to the discrete nature of voxels, it is common practice in most voxel-based design systems that the voxel modelling methods have limited users to manipulate models at the level of individual voxels. From the literature, however, we might expect that voxel modelling would benefit from higher-level interaction as..

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