Transformation of functionally defined shapes by extended space mappings

V. Savchenko, A. Pasko

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We present a general mathematical framework for transforming functionally defined shapes. The proposed model of extended space mappings considers transformations of a hypersurface in coordinate-function space with its projection onto geometric space. This model covers coordinate space mappings, metamorphosis, and algebraic operations on defining functions, and introduces several new types of transformations, such as function-dependent space mappings and combined mappings. The approach is illustrated by new local deformations created by means of function mappings, feature-based space mapping, offsetting along the normal, thin shell generation, 2D shape blending, and collision-free metamorphosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-270
Number of pages14
JournalVisual Computer
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Deformation
  • Extended space
  • F-rep
  • Geometric modeling
  • Isosurface
  • Metamorphosis
  • Real function
  • Shape modeling
  • Solid modeling
  • Space mapping implicit surface
  • Transformation

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