Derivation of Mean Value Coordinates Using Interior Distance and Their Application on Mesh Deformation


  • Lis Custódio Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Sinesio Pesco Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro



Computer Science


The deformation methods based on cage controls became a subject of considerable interest due its simplicity and intuitive results. In this technique, the model is enclosed within a simpler mesh (the cage) and its points are expressed as function of the cage elements. Then, by manipulating the cage, the respective deformation is obtained on the model in its interior.

In this direction, in the last years, extensions of barycentric coordinates, such as Mean Value coordinates, Positive Mean Value Coordinates, Harmonic coordinates and Green's coordinates, have been proposed to write the points of the model as a function of the cage elements.

The Mean Value coordinates, proposed by Floater in two dimensions and extended later to three dimensions by Ju et al. and also by Floater, stands out from the other coordinates because of their simple derivation. However the existence of negative coordinates in regions bounded by non-convex cage control results in a unexpected behavior of the deformation in some regions of the model.

In this work, we propose a modification in the derivation of Mean Value Coordinates proposed by Floater. Our derivation maintains the simplicity of the construction of the coordinates and eliminates the undesired behavior in the deformation by diminishing the negative influence of a control vertex on regions of
the model not related to it. We also compare the deformation generated with our coordinates and the deformations obtained with the original Mean Value coordinates and Harmonic coordinates.


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How to Cite

Custódio, L., & Pesco, S. (2018). Derivation of Mean Value Coordinates Using Interior Distance and Their Application on Mesh Deformation. Revista De Informática Teórica E Aplicada, 25(2), 11–18.



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