Constrained Texture Mapping And Foldover-free Condition
Publisher: IEEE press
Texture mapping has been widely used in image processing and graphics to enhance the realism of CG scenes.
However to perfectly match the feature points of a 3D model with the corresponding pixels in texture images, the parameterisation which maps a 3D mesh to the texture space must satisfy the positional constraints. Despite numerous research efforts, the construction of a mathematically robust foldover-free parameterisation subject to internal constraints is still a remaining issue. In this paper, we address this challenge by developing a two-step parameterisation method.
First, we produce an initial parameterisation with a method traditionally used to solve structural engineering problems, called the bar-network. We then derive a mathematical foldover-free condition, which is incorporated into a Radial Basis Function based scheme. This method is therefore able to guarantee that the resulting parameterization meets the hard constraints without foldovers.