Smooth Surface Representation over Irregular Meshes

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The previous chapter has described a number of surface representation schemes in surface modeling. These schemes, despite being popular in geometric modeling, do suffer from one important limitation: the control mesh must be structured to have a rectangular topology. This limitation has made it very awkward for many modeling tasks in computer animation, such as the modeling of branches and non-quadrilateral patches.


Subdivision Scheme Surface Patch Computer Animation Subdivision Surface Vertex Point 
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