An adaptable surface parameterization method
Degener, P., J. Meseth and R. Klein
Proceedings, 12th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.201-213, Sept. 2003
University of Bonn
In this paper an energy functional is proposed, that quantifies angle and global area deformations simultaneously, while the relative importance between angle and area preservation can be controlled by the user through a parameter. We show how this parameter can be chosen to obtain parameterizations, that are optimized for an uniform sampling of the surface of a model. Maps obtained by minimizing this energy are well suited for applications that desire an uniform surface sampling, like re-meshing or mapping regularly patterned textures. Besides being invariant under rotation and translation of the domain, the energy is designed to prevent face flips during minimization and does not require a fixed boundary in the parameter domain. Although the energy is nonlinear, we show how it can be minimized effciently using non-linear conjugate gradient methods in a hierarchical optimization framework and prove the convergence of the algorithm.
The ability to control the trade offbetween the degree of angle and global area preservation is demonstrated for several models of varying complexity.
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