Multimorphing

Multimorphing: A tool for shape synthesis and analysis. Morphing is a shape transformation where the shape of one object is deformed to the shape of the other object. It is used as an animation or a modeling technique. Classical morphing operates between two input objects but this concept can be extended to multiple input objects - the so called multimorphing. Shapes generated by the multimorphing form a space of shapes motivated by an affine space. Besides the analogy with an affine space we also introduce an inner product and a concept of an orthogonal projection. We also show how to explore space of shapes and how to systematically generate new shapes. The paper focuses on the boundary representation, although some ideas are more general and can be used for other representations, too.