2. Mesh Parameterization: Theory and Practice

Full-Day, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Level: Advanced
Room 1AB

Mesh parameterization is a powerful geometry-processing tool with numerous computer graphics applications, from texture mapping to animation transfer. This course outlines its mathematical foundations, describes recent methods for parameterizing meshes over various domains, discusses emerging tools like global parameterization and inter-surface mapping, and demonstrates a variety of parameterization applications.


Some prior exposure to mesh representation of geometric models and a basic knowledge of vector calculus, elementary linear algebra, and the fundamentals of computer graphics. A few lectures may also assume some familiarity with differential geometry, graph theory, and numerical optimization.

Intended Audience

Graduate students, researchers, and application developers who seek to understand and apply the concepts and technologies used in mesh parameterization.


Alla Sheffer
The University of British Columbia
sheffa (at) cs.ubc.ca

Kai Hormann
Technische Universität Clausthal
kai.Hormann (at) tu-clausthal.de

Bruno Levy
bruno.Levy (at) loria.fr


Mathieu Desbrun
California Institute of Technology

Kun Zhou
Microsoft China