Approximating subdivision surfaces with Gregory patches for hardware tessellation Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a new method for approximating subdivision surfaces with hardware accelerated parametric patches. Our method improves the memory bandwidth requirements for patch control points, translating into superior performance compared to existing methods. Our input is general, allowing for meshes that contain both quadrilateral and triangular faces in the input control mesh, as well as control meshes with boundary. We present two implementations of our scheme designed to run on Direct3D 11 class hardware equipped with a tessellator unit.

published proceedings

  • ACM Transactions on Graphics

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Loop, C., Schaefer, S., Ni, T., & Castao, I.

citation count

  • 47

complete list of authors

  • Loop, Charles||Schaefer, Scott||Ni, Tianyun||CastaƱo, Ignacio

publication date

  • December 2009