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S. Marras, T. J. Cashman and K. Hormann Efficient Interpolation of Articulated Shapes Using Mixed Shape Spaces Computer Graphics Forum 32

Article first published online: 9 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12202

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Interpolation between compatible triangle meshes that represent different poses of some object is a fundamental operation in geometry processing. A common approach is to consider the static input shapes as points in a suitable shape space and then use simple linear interpolation in this space to find an interpolated shape. In this paper, we present a new interpolation technique that is particularly tailored for meshes that represent articulated shapes. It is up to an order of magnitude faster than state-of-the-art methods and gives very similar results. To achieve this, our approach introduces a novel shape space that takes advantage of the underlying structure of articulated shapes and distinguishes between rigid parts and non-rigid joints.

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