Welcome to the Computer Graphics Group at University of Bern!

For the previous Computer Graphics Group website led by Professor Zwicker click here.

The research and teaching activities at our institute

Results are published

Invited Talks from Hextreme team UCL, Belgium

Pierre-Alexandre Beaufort and Maxence Reberol (both from the hextreme team at UC Louvain) will be visiting us. There will be two talks on Wednesday 4th, 11:00 and 14:00 respectively, see Talks section to learn more.

March 4, 2020

Invited talk, Max Lyon. RWTH Aachen University

Title: Parametrization Quantization with Free Boundaries for Trimmed Quad Meshing Friday, Feb. 21st Time: 10:00 Location: N10, room 302

Feb. 18, 2020

Invited talk Valentin Nigolian

Valentin Nigolian visited our group and gave a talk about his research project titled: INVANER: INteractive VAscular Network Editing and Repair

Oct. 1, 2019

AlgoHex: ERC starting grant

Prof. Bommes was awarded an ERC starting grant for project AlgoHex: Algorithmic Hexahedral Mesh Generation. Here the link to the official announcement on the University of Bern website (German) (English)

Sept. 4, 2019

Selective Padding for Polycube-based Hexahedral Meshing

The paper "Selective Padding for Polycube-based Hexahedral Meshing" was accepted to Computer Graphics Forum.

Dec. 21, 2018

SIGGRAPH 2019 technical committee

David Bommes will serve on the technical papers committee for SIGGRAPH2019, which will take place in Los Angeles, USA. SIGGRAPH is the premiere international conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Nov. 1, 2018

Recent Publications

Octahedral Frames for Feature-Aligned Cross Fields

ACM Transactions on Graphics

We present a method for designing smooth cross fields on surfaces that automatically align to sharp features of an underlying geometry. Our approach introduces a novel class of energies based on a representation of cross fields in the spherical harmonic basis. We provide theoretical analysis of these energies in the smooth setting, showing that they penalize deviations from surface creases while otherwise promoting intrinsically smooth fields. We demonstrate the applicability of our method to quad meshing and include an extensive benchmark comparing our fields to other automatic approaches for generating feature-aligned cross fields on triangle meshes.