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Connectivity Control for Quad-Dominant Meshes

Abstract Quad-dominant (QD) meshes, i.e., three-dimensional, 2-manifold polygonal meshes comprising mostly four-sided faces (i.e., quads), are a popular choice for many applications such as polygonal shape modeling, computer animation, base meshes for spline and subdivision surface, simulation, and architectural design. This thesis investigates the topic of connectivity control, i.e., exploring different choices of mesh connectivity to represent the same 3D shape or surface. One key concept of QD mesh connectivity is the distinction between regular and irregular elements: a vertex with valence 4 is regular; otherwise, it is irregular. In a similar sense, a face with four sides is regular; otherwise, it is irregular. For QD meshes, the placement of i... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Peng, Chi-Han (Author) / Wonka, Peter (Advisor) / Maciejewski, Ross (Committee member) / Farin, Gerald (Committee member) / Razdan, Anshuman (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Computer Graphics / Geometric Modeling
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 113 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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