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Featured Project

Shell Maps
Serban D. Porumbescu, Brian C. Budge, Zhi Feng, Ken Joy

A shell map is a bijective mapping between shell space and texture space that can be used to generate small-scale features on surfaces using a variety of modeling techniques. The method is based upon the generation of an offset surface and the construction of a tetrahedral mesh that fills the space between the base surface and its offset. By identifying a corresponding tetrahedral mesh in texture space, the shell map can be implemented ... [more]