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Stripe patterns on surfaces

Knöppel, Felix and Crane, Keenan and Pinkall, Ulrich and Schröder, Peter (2015) Stripe patterns on surfaces. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 34 (4). Art. No. 39. ISSN 0730-0301. doi:10.1145/2767000.

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Stripe patterns are ubiquitous in nature, describing macroscopic phenomena such as stripes on plants and animals, down to material impurities on the atomic scale. We propose a method for synthesizing stripe patterns on triangulated surfaces, where singularities are automatically inserted in order to achieve user-specified orientation and line spacing. Patterns are characterized as global minimizers of a convex-quadratic energy which is well-defined in the smooth setting. Computation amounts to finding the principal eigenvector of a symmetric positive-definite matrix with the same sparsity as the standard graph Laplacian. The resulting patterns are globally continuous, and can be applied to a variety of tasks in design and texture synthesis.

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Additional Information:© 2015 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM. This work was supported by the DFG Collaborative Research Center TRR 109, “Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics,” an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Award #1304254), and Intel. Meshes in Figs. 2, 14, 18, 22 are courtesy the Stanford Computer Graphics Lab; in Figs. 5, 15, 16, 17 courtesy AIM@Shape; and in Fig. 21 courtesy Martin Newell.
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NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship1304254
Subject Keywords:discrete differential geometry, digital geometry processing, texture synthesis, direction fields, singularities
Issue or Number:4
Classification Code:CR Categories: I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational Geometry and Object Modeling—Geometric algorithms, languages, and systems
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Official Citation:Knöppel, F., Crane, K., Pinkall, U., Schröder, P. 2015. Stripe Patterns on Surfaces. ACM Trans. Graph. 34, 4, Article 39 (August 2015), 11 pages. DOI = 10.1145/2767000
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:14 Aug 2015 23:02
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