Hierarchical grid conversion


Hierarchical grids appear in various applications in computer graphics such as subdivision and multiresolution surfaces, and terrain models. Since the different grid types perform better at different tasks, it is desired to switch between regular grids to take advantages of these grids. Based on a 2D domain obtained from the connectivity information of a mesh, we can define simple conversions to switch between regular grids. In this paper, we introduce a general framework that can be used to convert a given grid to another and we discuss the properties of these refinements such as their transformations. This framework is hierarchical meaning that it provides conversions between meshes at different level of refinement. To describe the use of this framework, we define new regular and near-regular refinements with good properties such as small factors. We also describe how grid conversion enables us to use patch …

Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier)
Ali Mahdavi-Amiri

Alumni Postdoc and Research Associate

April 2015 - December 2016

Ali is a former Postdoctoral Scholar interested in geometric modelling, geospatial visualization, Digital Earth representations, and spatial data structures.