Skeleton-Based Seam Computation for Triangulated Surface Parameterization

  • Xu-Ping Zhu
  • Shi-Min Hu
  • Ralph Martin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2768)


Mesh parameterization is a key problem in digital geometry processing. By cutting a surface along a set of edges (a seam), one can map an arbitrary topology surface mesh to a single chart. Unfortunately, high distortion occurs when protrusions of the surface (such as fingers of a hand and horses’ legs) are flattened into a plane. This paper presents a novel skeleton-based algorithm for computing a seam on a triangulated surface. The seam produced is a full component Steiner tree in a graph constructed from the original mesh. By generating the seam so that all extremal vertices are leaves of the seam, we can obtain good parametrization with low distortion.


Short Path Minimum Span Tree Travel Salesman Problem Steiner Tree Steiner Tree Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu-Ping Zhu
    • 1
  • Shi-Min Hu
    • 1
  • Ralph Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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