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Holly: A Drawing Editor for Stencil Design

Yuki Igarashi and Takeo Igarashi

We introduce an interactive system that allows nonprofessional users to design their own stencil plates. The design of an original stencil is very difficult because of the specific physical constraint requiring that all positive regions are connected. We present a method for generating expressive stencils in which the user simply uses standard drawing operations and the system automatically generates the appropriate stencil plate that satisfies the constraint. The user obtains the physical stencil plate by sending the result to a cutting plotter. Finally the user decorates the target object (e.g., fabric, letter, or postcard) using the stencil plate. We demonstrate that non-professional users can design stencil plates using our system.


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Workshop at Miraikan, Japan


Yuki Igarashi and Takeo Igarashi. "Holly: A Drawing Editor for Designing Stencils." IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2010 issue (vol.30, No.4), pp.8-14. PDF

Yuki Igarashi, Takeo Igarashi. "Holly: A Drawing Editor for Stencil Design." International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR) 2009 Poster, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Aug. 2009. PDF

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