“Make Your Own Planet”: Workshop for Digital Expression and Physical Creation

  • Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Hisashi Sato
  • Haruo Hayami
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8526)


We propose the “Make Your Own Planet” workshop, which combines handicraft and digital representation tools (3DCG effects). In this workshop, a child uses a USB camera to select textures freely in the process of making an original 3DCG planet. All 3DCG planets are then placed in a simulated universe for public viewing. By watching this universe, viewers can appreciate the planet of each child. Further, the texture of each 3DCG planet is translated to a polyhedron template and printed out as a paper-craft template. In this process, children employ computers to transform their planets into physical objects that they can bring home. We first describe the workshop concept and then the method by which it was implemented. Finally, we evaluate the workshop.


Digital workshop 3DCG Unity I/O device 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Hisashi Sato
    • 1
  • Haruo Hayami
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty information TechnologyKanagawa institute of technologyAtsugiJapan

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