Layout Preserving Blending of Quadrilateral Meshes
A NOVEL MODELLING APPROACH
QuadMixer, a novel interactive technique to compose quad mesh components preserving the majority of the original layouts. Our technique keeps untouched all the quads in the patches which are not involved in the blending. The resulting mesh preserves the designed edge ow that, by construction, is captured and incorporated to the new quads as much as possible.
Our modeling principles take inspiration from the classical boolean operations de ned on triangle meshes, but with operators redesigned to work on quadrilateral meshes. QuadMixer mimics all the conventional boolean operations that are available for triangle meshes such as union, intersection, and difference.
Quadmixer works at in real-time, allowing the artist to see and adjust the results of the modifications interactively.