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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Don Sheehy

Joint work with Gary Miller and Todd Phillips

To appear at ICALP 2007

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Input: A Planar Straight Line Graph

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Input: A Planar Straight Line Graph

Output: A Conforming Triangulation

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Input: A Planar Straight Line Graph

Output: A Conforming Triangulation

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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What went wrong?

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What if you don’t know the function?

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1. No Large Angles [Babuska, Aziz 1976]

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1. No Large Angles [Babuska, Aziz 1976]

2. No Small Angles

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

You may have heard of these before.

Delaunay Refinement

Sparse Voronoi Refinement

Quadtree

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Spread = L/s

L

s

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Optimal No-Large-Angle Triangulation

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

What if we don’t allow small angles?

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

What if we don’t allow small angles?

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

What if we don’t allow small angles?

O(L/s) triangles!

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

What if we don’t allow small angles?

Fact: For inputs with NO edges, no-small-angle meshing algorithms produce output with O(n log L/s) size and angles between 30o and 120o

O(L/s) triangles!

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Small input angles can force even smaller ouput angles. [Shewchuk ’02]

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[Bern, Mitchell, Ruppert 95] –

- All triangles are nonobtuse.

- Output has O(n) triangles.

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

[Bern, Mitchell, Ruppert 95] –

- All triangles are nonobtuse.

- Output has O(n) triangles.

Does not work for arbitrary PSLGs

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Requires (n2) points.

O(n) points

O(n) lines

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Requires (n2) points.

O(n) points

O(n) lines

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Requires (n2) points.

O(n) points

O(n) lines

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Requires (n2) points.

O(n) points

O(n) lines

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Requires (n2) points.

O(n) points

O(n) lines

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Requires (n2) points.

O(n) points

O(n) lines

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

First introduced by Mitchell [93]

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

First introduced by Mitchell [93]

Later Improved by Tan [96]

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

First introduced by Mitchell [93]

Later Improved by Tan [96]

Worst Case Optimal Size O(n2)

Angle bounds: 132o

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- Results:
- Angles bounded by 170o
- O(log L/s) competitive size

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

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- An Overlay Edge is kept if
1. It does not intersect the input,

OR

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- An Overlay Edge is kept if
1. It does not intersect the input,

OR

2. It forms a good intersection with the input.

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- An Overlay Edge is kept if
1. It does not intersect the input,

OR

2. It forms a good intersection with the input.

at least 30o

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We want to show that angles at stitch vertices are bounded by 170o

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An Overlay Triangle

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An Overlay Triangle

An Overlay Edge

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Gap Ball

An Overlay Triangle

An Overlay Edge

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A Good Intersection

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A Bad Intersection

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A Bad Intersection

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A Bad Intersection

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How Bad can it be?

A Bad Intersection

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How Bad can it be?

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How Bad can it be?

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How Bad can it be?

About 10o

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How Bad can it be?

About 10o

About 170o

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How Bad can it be?

Theorem: If any input edge makes a good intersection with an overlay edge then any other intersection on that edge is not too bad.

About 10o

About 170o

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How big is the resulting triangulation?

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How big is the resulting triangulation?

Goal: log(L/s)-competitive with optimal

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lfs(x) = distance to second nearest input vertex.

Note: lfs is defined on the whole plane before we do any meshing.

x

lfs(x)

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- r = Q(lfs(c))
- area(D) = Q(lfs(c)2)
- # of triangles = (ss 1/lfs(x,y)2 dxdy)

r

c

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- r = Q(lfs(c))
- area(D) = Q(lfs(c)2)
- # of triangles = (ss 1/lfs(x,y)2 dxdy)

r

c

dx

This represents a (dxdy/lfs(x,y)2) fraction of the triangle.

dy

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- r = Q(lfs(c))
- area(D) = Q(lfs(c)2)
- # of triangles = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

r

c

Caveat: Only Works for meshes

with bounded smallest angle.

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# of triangles = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

# of triangles = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

An input edge e intersecting

the overlay mesh

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# of triangles = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

# of triangles along e = (sz2 e lfs(z)-1 dz)

An input edge e intersecting

the overlay mesh

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# of triangles = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

# of triangles along e = (sz2 e lfs(z)-1 dz)

Now we can compute the size of our output mesh. We just need to compute these integrals.

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Overlay Mesh Size = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

Stitch Vertices Added = (sz2 E lfs(z)-1 dz)

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Overlay Mesh Size = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

O(n log L/s)

Stitch Vertices Added = (sz2 E lfs(z)-1 dz)

O(log L/s)£ |OPT|

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

Overlay Mesh Size = (ss lfs(x,y)-2 dxdy)

O(n log L/s)

Stitch Vertices Added = (sz2 E lfs(z)-1 dz)

O(log L/s)£ |OPT|

We’ll Prove this now

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What can we say about the optimal no-large-angle triangulation?

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Warm-up

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Warm-up

90o

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Warm-up

?o

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Warm-up

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Warm-up

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Warm-up

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Suppose we have a triangulation with all angles at least 170o.

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Suppose we have a triangulation with all angles at least 170o.

the optimal

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Suppose we have a triangulation with all angles at least 170o.

the optimal

Every input edge is covered by empty lenses.

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This is what we have to integrate over.

Suppose we have a triangulation with all angles at least 170o.

the optimal

Every input edge is covered by empty lenses.

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This is what we have to integrate over.

We show that in each lens, we put O(log (L/s)) points on the edge.

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This is what we have to integrate over.

e’

We show that in each lens, we put O(log (L/s)) points on the edge.

In other words:

se’ 1/lfs(z) dz = O(log (L/s))

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sz2 e’ 1/lfs(z) dz = O(log (L/s))

e’

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sz2 e’ 1/lfs(z) dz = O(log (L/s))

e’

Parametrize e’ as [0, l] where l = length(e’)

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sz2 e’ 1/lfs(z) dz = O(log (L/s))

e’

Parametrize e’ as [0, l]

1st trick: lfs ¸ s everywhere

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sz2 e’ 1/lfs(z) dz = O(log (L/s))

t

e’

Parametrize e’ as [0, l]

1st trick: lfs ¸ s everywhere

2nd trick: lfs ¸ ct for t2 [0,l/2]

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sz2 e’ 1/lfs(z) dz = O(log (L/s))

t

e’

sz2 e’ 1/lfs(z) dz · 2s0s 1/s + 2ssl/2 1/x dx

= O(1) + O(log l/s)

= O(log L/s)

Parametrize e’ as [0, l]

1st trick: lfs ¸ s everywhere

2nd trick: lfs ¸ ct for t2 [0,l/2]

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- A new algorithm for no-large-angle triangulation.
- The output has bounded degree triangles.
- The first log-competitive analysis for such an algorithm.

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Overlay Stitch Meshing

- A new algorithm for no-large-angle triangulation.
- The output has bounded degree triangles.
- The first log-competitive analysis for such an algorithm.
- We used some of the high school calculus you thought you forgot.

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- 3D?

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- 3D?
- Better angle bounds?

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- 3D?
- Better angle bounds?
- Leverage lower bound technology for constant competitive algorithm.

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