Designing Quadrangulations with Discrete Harmonic Forms [article]

Y. Tong, P. Alliez, D. Cohen-Steiner, M. Desbrun
2006 Symposium on geometry processing : [proceedings]. Symposium on Geometry Processing  
We introduce a framework for quadrangle meshing of discrete manifolds. Based on discrete differential forms, our method hinges on extending the discrete Laplacian operator (used extensively in modeling and animation) to allow for line singularities and singularities with fractional indices. When assembled into a singularity graph, these line singularities are shown to considerably increase the design flexibility of quad meshing. In particular, control over edge alignments and mesh sizing are
more » ... que features of our novel approach. Another appeal of our method is its robustness and scalability from a numerical viewpoint: we simply solve a sparse linear system to generate a pair of piecewise-smooth scalar fields whose isocontours form a pure quadrangle tiling, with no T-junctions.
doi:10.2312/sgp/sgp06/201-210 fatcat:u2ziy2v3zffttaxjwe4dzqlsm4