Detail-preserving axial deformation using curve pairs

Wenbing Ge 1, 2 Gang Xu 1, 3, 4 Kin-Chuen Hui 1 Guoping Wang 2
3 GALAAD - Geometry, algebra, algorithms
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR6621
Abstract : Traditional axial deformation is simple and intuitive for users to modify the shape of objects. However, unexpected twist of the object may be obtained. The use of a curve-pair allows the local coordinate frame to be controlled intuitively. However, some important geometric details may be lost and changed in the deformation process. In this paper, we present a detail-preserving axial deformation algorithm based on Laplacian coordinates. Instead of embedding the absolute coordinates into deformation space in traditional axial deformation, we transform the Laplacian coordinates at each vertex according to the transformation of local frames at the closest points on the axial curve. Then the deformed mesh is reconstructed by solving a linear system that describes the reconstruction of the local details in least squares sense. By associating a complex 3D object to a curve-pair, the object can be stretched, bend, twisted intuitively through manipulating the curve-pair, and can also be edited by means of view-dependent sketching. This method combines the advantages of axial deformation and Laplacian mesh editing. Experimental results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
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Wenbing Ge, Gang Xu, Kin-Chuen Hui, Guoping Wang. Detail-preserving axial deformation using curve pairs. SMI 09, Jun 2009, Beijing, China. pp.58-65, ⟨10.1109/SMI.2009.5170164⟩. ⟨inria-00437431⟩



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