Mathematical Optimization in Computer Graphics and Vision

1st Edition



Mathematical optimization is used in nearly all computer graphics applications, from computer vision to animation. This book teaches readers the core set of techniques that every computer graphics professional should understand in order to envision and expand the boundaries of what is possible in their work. Study of this authoritative reference will help readers develop a very powerful tool- the ability to create and decipher mathematical models that can better realize solutions to even the toughest problems confronting computer graphics community today.

Key Features

*Distills down a vast and complex world of information on optimization into one short, self-contained volume especially for computer graphics *Helps CG professionals identify the best technique for solving particular problems quickly, by categorizing the most effective algorithms by application *Keeps readers current by supplementing the focus on key, classic methods with special end-of-chapter sections on cutting-edge developments


Professionals, students and researchers in computer graphics, computer vision, animation, visualization, and image processing.

Table of Contents

Computer Graphics Optimization: an overview Optimization and computer graphics Variational optimization Continuous optimization Combinatorial optimization Global Optimization Probability and Optimization


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© 2008
Morgan Kaufmann
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About the authors

Luiz Velho

Luiz Velho works with Jonas Gomes at IMPA, also as a computer graphics researcher.

Jonas Gomes

Jonas Gomes is a computer graphics researcher at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Brazil.