Papers by Fernando de Goes


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Regularized Kelvinlets: Sculpting Brushes based on Fundamental Solutions of Elasticity

Fernando de Goes, Doug L. James
May 2017

We introduce a new technique for real-time physically based volume sculpting of virtual elastic materials. Our formulation is based on the elastic response to localized force distributions associated with common modeling primitives such as grab, scale, twist, and pinch. The resulting brush-like displacements correspond to the regularization of fundamental solutions ... more

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Video: Regularized Kelvinlets

Video: Additional example with ~2M triangles

Additional materials: [multiScaleDerivation.pdf], [gradDerivation.pdf]

SIGGRAPH 2017

Available as Pixar Technical Memo #17-03


Optimal Voronoi Tessellations with Hessian-based Anisotropy

Max Budninskiy, Beibei Liu, Fernando de Goes, Yiying Tong, Pierre Alliez, Mathieu Desbrun
December 2016

This paper presents a variational method to generate cell complexes with local anisotropy conforming to the Hessian of any given convex function and for any given local mesh density. Our formulation builds upon approximation theory to offer an anisotropic extension of Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations which can be seen as a ... more

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Additional materials: [BLdG+16_SuppMat.pdf]

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016


Subdivision Exterior Calculus for Geometry Processing

Fernando de Goes, Mathieu Desbrun, Mark Meyer, Tony DeRose
April 2016

This paper introduces a new computational method to solve differential equations on subdivision surfaces. Our approach adapts the numerical framework of Discrete Exterior Calculus (DEC) from the polygonal to the subdivision setting by exploiting the refinability of subdivision basis functions. The resulting Subdivision Exterior Calculus (SEC) provides significant improvements in ... more

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Additional materials: [supplementalFigs.pdf], [supplemental.pdf]

SIGGRAPH 2016

Available as Pixar Technical Memo #16-01


Convolutional Wasserstein Distances: Efficient Optimal Transportation on Geometric Domains

Justin Solomon, Fernando de Goes, Gabriel Peyre, Marco Cuturi, Adrian Butscher, Andy Nguyen, Tao Du, Leonidas Guibas
August 2015

This paper introduces a new class of algorithms for optimization problems involving optimal transportation over geometric domains. Our main contribution is to show that optimal transportation can be made tractable over large domains used in graphics, such as images and triangle meshes, improving performance by orders of magnitude compared to ... more

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SIGGRAPH 2015


Vector Field Processing on Triangle Meshes

Fernando de Goes, Mathieu Desbrun, Yiying Tong
August 2015

While scalar fields on surfaces have been staples of geometry processing, the use of tangent vector fields has steadily grown in geometry processing over the last two decades: they are crucial to encoding directions and sizing on surfaces as commonly required in tasks such as texture synthesis, non-photorealistic rendering, digital ... more

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