Cut-and-paste editing of multiresolution surfaces

Henning Biermann, Ioana Martin, Fausto Bernardini, Denis Zorin

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Cutting and pasting to combine different elements into a common structure are widely used operations that have been successfully adapted to many media types. Surface design could also benefit from the availability of a general, robust, and efficient cut-and-paste tool, especially during the initial stages of design when a large space of alternatives needs to be explored. Techniques to support cut-and-paste operations for surfaces have been proposed in the past, but have been of limited usefulness due to constraints on the type of shapes supported and the lack of real-time interaction. In this paper, we describe a set of algorithms based on multiresolution subdivision surfaces that perform at interactive rates and enable intuitive cut-and-paste operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-321
Number of pages10
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Transactions on Graphics; Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2002 - , United States
Duration: 23 Jul 200226 Jul 2002


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