Learning Generative Models of Shape Handles

Matheus Gadelha, Giorgio Gori, Duygu Ceylan, Radomir Mech, Nathan Carr, Tamy Boubekeur, Rui Wang, Subhransu Maji; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020, pp. 402-411


We present a generative model to synthesize 3D shapes as sets of handles -- lightweight proxies that approximate the original 3D shape -- for applications in interactive editing, shape parsing, and building compact 3D representations. Our model can generate handle sets with varying cardinality and different types of handles. Key to our approach is a deep architecture that predicts both the parameters and existence of shape handles and a novel similarity measure that can easily accommodate different types of handles, such as cuboids or sphere-meshes. We leverage the recent advances in semantic 3D annotation as well as automatic shape summarization techniques to supervise our approach. We show that the resulting shape representations are not only intuitive, but achieve superior quality than previous state-of-the-art. Finally, we demonstrate how our method can be used in applications such as interactive shape editing and completion, leveraging the latent space learned by our model to guide these tasks.

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author = {Gadelha, Matheus and Gori, Giorgio and Ceylan, Duygu and Mech, Radomir and Carr, Nathan and Boubekeur, Tamy and Wang, Rui and Maji, Subhransu},
title = {Learning Generative Models of Shape Handles},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2020}