Practical quad mesh simplification

@article{Tarini2010PracticalQM,
  title={Practical quad mesh simplification},
  author={Marco Tarini and Nico Pietroni and Paolo Cignoni and Daniele Panozzo and Enrico Puppo},
  journal={Comput. Graph. Forum},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={407-418}
}
In this paper we present an innovative approach to incremental quad mesh simplification, i.e. the task of producing a low complexity quad mesh starting from a high complexity one. The process is based on a novel set of strictly local operations which preserve quad structure. We show how good tessellation quality (e.g. in terms of vertex valencies) can be achieved by pursuing uniform length and canonical proportions of edges and diagonals. The decimation process is interleaved with smoothing in… CONTINUE READING