Geovan Tavares

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Marching Cubes’ methods first offered visual access to experimental and theoretical data. The implementation of this method usually relies on a small lookup table. Many enhancements and optimizations of Marching Cubes still use it. However, this lookup table can lead to cracks and inconsistent topology. This paper introduces a full implementation of(More)
PSD-95/SAP90 is a member of the MAGUK superfamily. In excitatory synapses, PSD-95 clusters receptors and ion channels at specific sites in the postsynaptic membrane and organizes downstream signaling and cytoskeletal molecules. We have determined the crystal structures of the apo and GMP-bound forms to 2.3 and 2.0 A resolutions, respectively, of a fragment(More)
Vector fields analysis traditionally distinguishes conservative (curl-free) from mass preserving (divergence-free) components. The Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition allows separating any vector field into the sum of three uniquely defined components: curl free, divergence free and harmonic. This decomposition is usually achieved by using mesh-based methods such(More)
Morse theory is a powerful tool in its applications to computational topology, computer graphics and geometric modeling. It was originally formulated for smooth manifolds. Recently, Robin Forman formulated a version of this theory for discrete structures such as cell complexes. It opens up several categories of interesting objects (particularly meshes) to(More)
This paper presents a new visually realistic animation technique for objects that melt and flow. It simulates viscoplastic properties of materials such as metal, plastic, wax, polymer and lava. The technique consists in modeling the object by the transition of a non-Newtonian fluid with high viscosity to a liquid of low viscosity. During the melting, the(More)
The Edgebreaker is an efficient scheme for compressing triangulated surfaces. A surprisingly simple implementation of Edgebreaker has been proposed for surfaces homeomorphic to a sphere. It uses the Corner-Table data structure, which represents the connectivity of a triangulated surface by two tables of integers, and encodes them with less than 2 bits per(More)
Simulations of viscoplastic materials are traditionally governed by continuum mechanics. The viscous behavior is typically modeled as an internal force, defined by diverse quantities. This work introduces a fluid model to simulate the viscoplastic effect of solid materials, such as plastic, wax, clay and polymer. Our method consists in modeling a solid(More)
The definition of a good view of a 3D scene is highly subjective and strongly depends on both the scene content and the 3D application. Usually, camera placement is performed directly by the user, and that task may be laborious. Existing automatic virtual cameras guide the user by optimizing a single rule, e.g. maximizing the visible silhouette or the(More)