Re-mesh of any given tri-mesh into a quad-only mesh. This is achieved by integrating two conjugated vector fields.
The family of conjugated vector fields comes from a non-linear interpolation of two vector fields: one aligned to the principal curvatures and another with the principal stress direction.
This results in a tradeoff which brings edges aligned to the principal stress curves and faces being almost planar.
All the algorithms implemented for this research have been collected into Capybara, a grasshopper plugin, presented at IASS 2018 at MIT
PRINCIPAL STRESS (BLACK) PRINCIPAL CURVATURE(RED)
SUBSET OF THE VECTOR FIELDS
FRAME FIELD MESH
FRAME FIELD MESH WITH ISOCURVES
Initial Vector fields and final quad-only mesh. The rectangles show the areas where vector fields were sampled.
OVERVIEW ON TOP-DOWN APPROACH
Structuring free-form building envelopes
Thesis (M.Phil.) - University of Bath, 2012. 2012
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CONJUGATED FIELDS FOR QUAD MESH PLANARITY
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