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Interpolating Subdivision for Meshes of Arbitary Topology

Zorin, Denis and Schröder, Peter and Sweldens, Wim (1996) Interpolating Subdivision for Meshes of Arbitary Topology. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Subdivision is a powerful paradigm for the generation of surfaces of arbitrary topology. Given an initial triangular mesh the goal is to produce a smooth and visually pleasing surface whose shape is controlled by the initial mesh. Of particular interest are interpolating schemes since they match the original data exactly, and are crucial for fast mutliresolution and wavelet techniques. Dyn, Gregory, and Levin introduced the Butterfly scheme [17], which yields C1 surfaces in the topologically regular setting. Unfortunately it exhibits undesirable artifacts in the case of an irregular topology. We examine these failures and derive an improved scheme, which retains the simplicity of the Butterfly scheme, is interpolating, and results in smoother surfaces.

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Schröder, Peter0000-0002-0323-7674
Additional Information:© 1996 California Institute of Technology. This work was supported in part by an equipment from Hewlett Packard and funds provided to second author by the Charles Lee Powell Foundation. Additional support was provided by NSF (ASC-89-20219), as part of the NSF/DARPA STC for Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization. All opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring agencies.
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