Carolyn Lu

Carolyn  Lu
MIT EECS | Analog Devices Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Stefanie Mueller
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Human Computer Interaction
Years: 2017-2018
Research Project Title:

WYSIWYFab: Integrating 3D Modeling and Slicing

abstract:In this project, we hope to unify two steps — 3-D modeling and slicing -- into a single integrated 3-D editing environment. By providing real-time information about how an object will be fabricated during 3-D modeling, users can (1) avoid conversion problems that lead to non-working designs, and (2) optimize their designs to be more stable and time-efficient. We aim to create a 3-D editor with integrated fabrication knowledge. Rather than treating 3-D editing and slicing as two independent steps, we aim to provide an integrated editing environment that allows users to take fabrication constraints into account while creating the initial 3-D model.

“Past UROPs have helped me find my interest in computer graphics and tools and have helped me feel prepared for future work with research. I am excited about the opportunity this SuperUROP project provides for me to do work that matches my interests. I hope to apply the skills I have learned in class and to gain expertise in the fields I am interested in by creating a finished product in this SuperUROP project.”