Proceedings: GI 1998

An Improved Parametric Side-Vertex Triangle Mesh Interpolant

Stephen Mann

Proceedings of Graphics Interface '98: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 - 20 June 1998, 35-42

DOI 10.20380/GI1998.05

  • Bibtex

    author = {Mann, Stephen},
    title = {An Improved Parametric Side-Vertex Triangle Mesh Interpolant},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface '98},
    series = {GI 1998},
    year = {1998},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {0-9695338-7-X},
    location = {Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada},
    pages = {35--42},
    numpages = {8},
    doi = {10.20380/GI1998.05},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},


There are many schemes for fitting triangular surface patches to a triangular net of data. In general, local schemes produce surfaces with poor surface quality. Although variational techniques construct surfaces of higher quality, such techniques tend to be computationally expensive. In this paper, I will present modifications to Nielson's side-vertex method that improve its surface quality without resorting to variational techniques.