id 
ecaade2016_203 
authors 
Michalatos, Panagiotis and Payne, Andrew 
year 
2016 
title 
Monolith: The Biomedical Paradigm and the Inner Complexity of Hierarchical Material Design 
source 
Herneoja, Aulikki; Toni Österlund and Piia Markkanen (eds.), Complexity & Simplicity  Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference  Volume 1, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2226 August 2016, pp. 445454 
summary 
This paper discusses our ongoing research into hierarchical volumetric modeling and the external forces which are motivating a shift from the traditional boundary representation (also known as BREP) that has thus far dominated design software toward a more flexible voxelbased representation capable of describing complex variable material distributions. We present Monolith; a volumetric modelling application which explores hybrid forms of digital representations and new design workflows that extend a designer's ability to describe the material properties of a 3d model at the mesoscopic and even microscopic scales. We discuss the inherent complexities in volumetric modelling and describe the design opportunities which heretofore were unavailable using existing techniques. 
keywords 
hierarchical materials; multimaterial 3d printing; voxels 
series 
eCAADe 
email 
panagiotis.michalatos@autodesk.com 
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