This paper describes a new integrated scheme for metamorphosis between two closed manifold genus-0 polyhedral models. Spherical parameterizations of the source and target models are created first. To control the morphing, any number of feature vertex pairs is specified and a fold-over free warping method is used to align two spherical embeddings. Our method does not create a merged meta-mesh or execute re-meshing to construct a common connectivity for morphs. Alternatively, a scheme for the progressive connectivity transformation of two spherical parameterizations is employed to generate the intermediate meshes. A novel semi-overlay with a geomorph scheme is proposed to reduce the popping effects caused by the connectivity transformation. We demonstrate several examples of aesthetically pleasing morphing sequences using the proposed scheme.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design