Homological invariants and Holorgraphic representations of topological structures in cellular spaces

George Baciu, Tosiyasu L. Kunii

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Geometric modeling and computational representations of shapes have been subject to intense research for more than three decades. Interestingly, these subjects are still at the heart of a continuous activity of research and development in computer graphics, virtual environments, image-based rendering, computer-aided geometric design, and physical simulations. Currently, geometric and physically-based modeling are still faced with two main challenges: (1) the identification of topological features, and (2) the representation of the modes of interaction between them, both in static and dynamic environments. Current methods have offered many different forms of associating abstract structures with analytical expressions. The variety of modeling tools, from combinatorial methods to analytic algebraic geometry, not only reflects the richness of ideas in this domain of study, but also the desire to improve, enhance and simplify. It is within this realm that we introduce a new framework, the Holorgraphic Geometric Modeling (HGM). The HGM not only complements the combinatorial structures in geometric modeling, but also enhances and reveals new concepts and ideas in the process of developing robust, flexible and scalable domains of formulation for simplicial complexes, cellular spaces, and homotopy in general.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventCGI 2000: The 18th Computer Graphics Internationa 'Humans and Nature' - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 19 Jun 200024 Jun 2000


ConferenceCGI 2000: The 18th Computer Graphics Internationa 'Humans and Nature'

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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