Adaptive LOD editing of quad meshes

Daniele Panozzo, Enrico Puppo
2010 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualisation and Interaction in Africa - AFRIGRAPH '10  
a) (b) (c) Figure 1 : A base mesh composed of three cubes (a); the mesh is adaptively refined to smooth three straight edges (b); the same mesh uniformly refined at level 2 by using the standard Catmull Clark subdivision scheme (c). Abstract We present a method for editing the LOD of quad meshes, which supports both adaptive refinement and adaptive coarsening. Starting at a base mesh, we generate a quad-dominant mesh which is consistent with the Catmull-Clark subdivision. Consistency is both
more » ... sistency is both topological and geometrical: an adaptively subdivided mesh coincides with the uniformly subdivided mesh wherever the level of subdivision is uniform, and the limit surface is the same. Subdivided meshes contain a majority of quad elements and a moderate amount of triangles and pentagons in the regions of transition across different levels of detail. Topological LOD editing is controlled with local conforming operators, which support both mesh refinement and mesh coarsening and work on a plain mesh without the need of cumbersome hierarchical data structures.
doi:10.1145/1811158.1811160 dblp:conf/afrigraph/PanozzoP10 fatcat:prnogxlkd5bd7d5mjw3zwn766a