Designing Patterns using Triangle-Quad Hybrid Meshes

C. Peng, H. Pottmann, P. Wonka
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM Siggraph), volume 37, number 4, article 1, (2018)

Designing Patterns using Triangle-Quad Hybrid Meshes

Keywords

Meshes, Polygonal patterns, Patternesign, Geometric modeling

Abstract

We present a framework to generate mesh patterns that consist of ahybrid of both triangles and quads. Given a 3D surface, the generated patterns fit the surface boundaries and curvatures. Such regular and near regular triangle- quad hybrid meshes provide two key advantages: first, novel-looking polyg- onal patterns achieved by mixing different arrangements of triangles and quads together; second, a finer discretization of angle deficits than utilizing triangles or quads alone. Users have controls over the generated patterns in global and local levels. We demonstrate applications of our approach in architectural geometry and pattern design on surfaces.

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DOI: 10.1145/3197517.3201306

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