Algorithmic shape modeling with subdivision surfaces

Luiz Velho, Ken Perlin, Henning Biermann, Lexing Ying

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We present methods for synthesizing 3D shape features on subdivision surfaces using multi-scale procedural techniques. Multi-scale synthesis is a powerful approach for creating surfaces with different levels of detail. Our methods can also blend multiple example multi-resolution surfaces, including procedurally defined surfaces as well as captured models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-875
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Graphics (Pergamon)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2002


  • Catmull-Clark subdivision
  • Fractals
  • Multi-scale surfaces
  • Procedural models
  • Shape blending
  • Signal mesh processing
  • Warping and morphing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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