13. Surface Modeling and Parameterization With Manifolds

Half Day, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Level: Intermediate
Room 156

What do configuration spaces of animation skeletons, a subdivision surface, and a panorama have in common? All of these are examples of manifolds. The goal of this course is to present an overview of manifold constructions that are useful for graphics applications, with a focus on two-dimensional manifolds (surfaces).

Mathematical prerequisites: basic calculus, complex numbers, and vector and matrix algebra. General familiarity with graphics research is helpful but not required.

Intended Audience
Researchers from academia and industry who are interested in applying manifold-based techniques in their work; practitioners interested in applying the latest graphics research using manifold ideas.

Cindy Grimm
Washington University in St. Louis

Denis Zorin
New York University