Study on digital style design - Development of wrinkle pattern (texture) design system

Satoshi Nakatsuka, Hideki Aoyama

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Wrinkle patterns which are decorative texture and have the function to hide surface damage are formed on exterior surfaces of industrial products. To enhance product value, it is required to generate various wrinkle patterns having different impressions for meeting diverse needs of customers. The wrinkle patterns are usually designed as copies of leather and peel wrinkles, etc. so that designed patterns are limited. The objective of this research is to develop a system for designing various wrinkle patterns with unique and natural impressions. The properties of "fractal" and "I/f fluctuation" which are involved in nature are applied for realizing a computer algorithm to generate wrinkle patterns with natural impressions. The developed system allows everyone to design various wrinkle patterns easily using the user-intuitive interface, and check patterns in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-852
Number of pages6
JournalSeimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • 1/f fluctuation
  • Digital style design
  • Fractal
  • Industrial product
  • Surface treatment
  • Texture
  • Wrinkle pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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