Spherical Barycentric Coordinates

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2006
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The Eurographics Association
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We develop spherical barycentric coordinates. Analogous to classical, planar barycentric coordinates that describe the positions of points in a plane with respect to the vertices of a given planar polygon, spherical barycentric coordinates describe the positions of points on a sphere with respect to the vertices of a given spherical polygon. In particular, we introduce spherical mean value coordinates that inherit many good properties of their planar counterparts. Furthermore, we present a construction that gives a simple and intuitive geometric interpretation for classical barycentric coordinates, like Wachspress coordinates, mean value coordinates, and discrete harmonic coordinates. One of the most interesting consequences is the possibility to construct mean value coordinates for arbitrary polygonal meshes. So far, this was only possible for triangular meshes. Furthermore, spherical barycentric coordinates can be used for all applications where only planar barycentric coordinates were available up to now. They include Bézier surfaces, parameterization, free-form deformations, and interpolation of rotations.
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@inproceedings{
10.2312:SGP/SGP06/081-088
, booktitle = {
Symposium on Geometry Processing
}, editor = {
Alla Sheffer and Konrad Polthier
}, title = {{
Spherical Barycentric Coordinates
}}, author = {
Langer, Torsten
 and
Belyaev, Alexander
 and
Seidel, Hans-Peter
}, year = {
2006
}, publisher = {
The Eurographics Association
}, ISSN = {
1727-8384
}, ISBN = {
3-905673-24-X
}, DOI = {
10.2312/SGP/SGP06/081-088
} }
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