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The Visual Computer

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 241–253 | Cite as

Fast and intuitive generation of geometric shape transitions

  • Malte Zöckler
  • Detlev Stalling
  • Hans-Christian Hege
Original article

We describe a novel method for continuously transforming two triangulated models of arbitrary topology into each other. Equal global topology for both objects is assumed. However, extensions for genus changes during metamorphosis are provided. The proposed method addresses the major challenge in 3D metamorphosis, namely, specifying the morphing process intuitively with minimal user interaction and sufficient detail. Corresponding regions and point features are interactively identified. These regions are parametrized automatically and consistently, providing a basis for smooth interpolation. Suitable 3D interaction techniques offer a simple and intuitive control over the whole morphing process.

Key words: Morphing – Metamorphosis – Surface parametrization 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malte Zöckler
    • 1
  • Detlev Stalling
    • 1
  • Hans-Christian Hege
    • 1
  1. 1.Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB), Takustr. 7, D-14195 Berlin, Germany e-mail: {zoeckler,stalling,hege}@zib.deDE

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