Semiregular patterns on surfaces


Craig S. Kaplan. Semiregular patterns on surfaces. In NPAR '09: Proceedings of the 7th international symposium on non-photorealistic animation and rendering, pages 35-39, 2009.


Inspired by recent advances in high-quality mesh parameterization, I present a technique for decorating surfaces with seamless ornamental patterns. The patterns are transferred from planar drawings with wallpaper symmetry. I show that when the original drawing belongs to one of a few specific symmetry groups, then it can easily be rendered with low distortion on a suitably parameterized mesh. The result is not symmetric, but retains most of the structure of the original drawing.


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