C. Jiang, C. Tang, A. Vaxman, P. Wonka and H. Pottmann, Polyhedral Patterns, ACM Trans. Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 34(6), 2015.


We study the design and optimization of polyhedral patterns, which are patterns of planar polygonal faces on freeform surfaces. Working with polyhedral patterns is desirable in architectural geometry and industrial design. However, the classical tiling patterns on the plane must take on various shapes in order to faithfully and feasibly approximate curved surfaces. We define and analyze the deformations these tiles must undertake to account for curvature, and discover the symmetries that remain invariant under such deformations. We propose a novel method to regularize polyhedral patterns while maintaining these symmetries into a plethora of aesthetic and feasible patterns.


	author = {Caigui Jiang and Chengcheng Tang and Amir Vaxman and 
                  Peter Wonka and Helmut Pottmann },
        title = {Polyhedral Patterns},
        year = 2015,
        journal = "ACM Trans. Graphics",
        volume = 34,
        number = 6,
        note = "Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia",