Application of morphing technique with mesh-merging in rapid hull form generation

Ju Young Kang, Byung Suk Lee

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Morphing is a geometric interpolation technique that is often used by the animation industry to transform one form into another seemingly seamlessly. It does this by producing a large number of ‘intermediate’ forms between the two ‘extreme’ or ‘parent’ forms. It has already been shown that morphing technique can be a powerful tool for form design and as such can be a useful addition to the armoury of product designers. Morphing procedure itself is simple and consists of straightforward linear interpolation. However, establishing the correspondence between vertices of the parent models is one of the most difficult and important tasks during a morphing process. This paper discusses the mesh-merging method employed for this process as against the already established mesh-regularising method. It has been found that the merging method minimises the need for manual manipulation, allowing automation to a large extent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228 - 240
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2012


  • morphing
  • merging method
  • hull form generation
  • parametric variation
  • mesh
  • remeshing


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