Shape approximation algorithms aim at computing simple geometric descriptions of dense surface meshes. Many such algorithms are based on mesh decimation techniques, generating coarse triangulations while optimizing for a particular metric which models the distance to the original shape. This approximation scheme is very efficient when enough polygons are… (More)
Figure 1: We performed a user study to evaluate several ground navigation metaphors. Top-left: Top view of the virtual city, users have to follow the green path as closely as possible. Top-right: At the beginning of the session, the available motions are displayed to the user, while her rest pose is captured. Bottom: a user is travelling in the scene while… (More)
Performance capture systems are used to acquire high-quality animated 3D surfaces, usually in form of a dense 3D triangle mesh. Extracting a more compact yet faithful representation is often desirable, but existing solutions for animated sequences are surface based, which leads to a limited approximation power in the case of extreme simplification. We… (More)
Mosaic is a sketch-based system that simplifies and automates the creation of digital decorative mosaics from scratch. The creation of each tile piece of unique shape, color and orientation, in a complex mosaic is a tedious process. Our core contribution is two-fold: first, we present a new tile growing algorithm, that balances the shape and placement of… (More)
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