TY - JOUR

T1 - A general geometric construction of coordinates in a convex simplicial polytope

AU - Ju, Tao

AU - Liepa, Peter

AU - Warren, Joe

PY - 2007/4

Y1 - 2007/4

N2 - Barycentric coordinates are a fundamental concept in computer graphics and geometric modeling. We extend the geometric construction of Floater's mean value coordinates [Floater, M.S., Kós, G., Reimers, M., 2005. Mean value coordinates in 3d. Computer Aided Geometric Design 22 (7) (2005) 623-631; Ju, T., Schaefer, S., Warren, J., 2005a. Mean value coordinates for closed triangular meshes. In: Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2005] to a general form that is capable of constructing a family of coordinates in a convex 2D polygon, 3D triangular polyhedron, or a higher-dimensional simplicial polytope. This family unifies previously known coordinates, including Wachspress coordinates, mean value coordinates and discrete harmonic coordinates, in a simple geometric framework. Using the construction, we are able to create a new set of coordinates in 3D and higher dimensions and study its relation with known coordinates. We show that our general construction is complete, that is, the resulting family includes all possible coordinates in any convex simplicial polytope.

AB - Barycentric coordinates are a fundamental concept in computer graphics and geometric modeling. We extend the geometric construction of Floater's mean value coordinates [Floater, M.S., Kós, G., Reimers, M., 2005. Mean value coordinates in 3d. Computer Aided Geometric Design 22 (7) (2005) 623-631; Ju, T., Schaefer, S., Warren, J., 2005a. Mean value coordinates for closed triangular meshes. In: Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2005] to a general form that is capable of constructing a family of coordinates in a convex 2D polygon, 3D triangular polyhedron, or a higher-dimensional simplicial polytope. This family unifies previously known coordinates, including Wachspress coordinates, mean value coordinates and discrete harmonic coordinates, in a simple geometric framework. Using the construction, we are able to create a new set of coordinates in 3D and higher dimensions and study its relation with known coordinates. We show that our general construction is complete, that is, the resulting family includes all possible coordinates in any convex simplicial polytope.

KW - Barycentric coordinates

KW - Convex simplicial polytopes

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U2 - 10.1016/j.cagd.2006.12.001

DO - 10.1016/j.cagd.2006.12.001

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:33847361017

SN - 0167-8396

VL - 24

SP - 161

EP - 178

JO - Computer Aided Geometric Design

JF - Computer Aided Geometric Design

IS - 3

ER -