Design and analysis of planar shape deformation Journal Article

Author(s): Cheng, Siu Wing; Edelsbrunner, Herbert; Fu, Ping; Lam, Ka Po
Article Title: Design and analysis of planar shape deformation
Abstract: Shape deformation refers to the continuous change of one geometric object to another. We develop a software tool for planning, analyzing and visualizing deformations between two shapes in R-2. The deformation is generated automatically without any user intervention or specification of feature correspondences. A unique property of the tool is the explicit availability of a two-dimensional shape space, which can be used for designing the deformation either automatically by following constraints and objectives or manually by drawing deformation paths.
Keywords: software; computational geometry; Delaunay triangulations; alpha shapes; Implementation; Morphing; Two dimensions; Skin curves
Journal Title: Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications
Volume: 19
Issue 2-3
ISSN: 0925-7721
Publisher: Elsevier  
Date Published: 2001-07-01
Start Page: 205
End Page: 218
Sponsor: NSF under grants CCR-96-19542 and CCR-97-12088.
DOI: 10.1016/S0925-7721(01)00020-7
Open access: no
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