Title

Dihedral deformation and rigidity

Publication Date

10-1-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Computer Engineering

Publication Title

Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications

Volume

90

DOI

10.1016/j.comgeo.2020.101657

Abstract

We consider defining the embedding of a triangle mesh into R3, up to translation, rotation, and scale, by its vector of dihedral angles. On the theoretical side, we show that locally the map from realizable vectors of dihedrals to mesh embeddings is one-to-one almost everywhere. On the implementation side, we are interested in using the dihedral parameterization in shape analysis. This demands a way to visualize statistical results, for instance an average shape. To this end, we give a heuristic method for mapping interpolations in dihedral space to interpolations between input mesh embeddings, and we visualize statistical analyses of several families of organic shapes.

Funding Number

1934568

Funding Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Keywords

Deformation, Dihedral angles, Rigidity, Shape space

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