Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh no! Quads only!

I have found in general it can be difficult to get hold of a control mesh that is quads only, well proportioned, and represents something "interesting".

For this reason I thought I'd make one available which was obtained by taking the third example from the bottom given here http://iat.ubalt.edu/summers/math/platsol.htm and then typing the given function:

2 - (cos(x + T*y) + cos(x - T*y) + cos(y + T*z) + cos(y - T*z) + cos(z - T*x) + cos(z + T*x)), T=golden ratio

into Maple and then having Maple apply marching cubes to triangulate it. A retopo of this mesh is available here:


Hope others will find this useful.


  1. Very nice of you to share this with the graphics community Morten! Thanks!

  2. You can use TopMod, it can generate intresting meshes and it can do quad remeshing