Interactive Modeling of Topologically Complex Geometric Detail

Jianbo Peng, Daniel Kristjansson, Denis Zorin

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Volume textures aligned with a surface can be used to add topologically complex geometric detail to objects in an efficient way, while retaining an underlying simple surface structure. Adding a volume texture to a surface requires more than a conventional two-dimensional parameterization: a part of the space surrounding the surface has to be parameterized. Another problem with using volume textures for adding geometric detail is the difficulty in rendering implicitly represented surfaces, especially when they are changed interactively. In this paper we present algorithms for constructing and rendering volume-textured surfaces. We demonstrate a number of interactive operations that these algorithms enable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-643
Number of pages9
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004
EventACM Transactions on Graphics - Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2004 -
Duration: Aug 9 2004Aug 12 2004


  • Modeling
  • Volumetric rendering
  • Volumetric texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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