Piecewise Surface Flattening for Non-Distorted Texture Mapping, , Chakib Bennis, Jean-Marc Vezien and Gerard Iglesias and Andre Gagalowicz, Siggraph '91. Works on 3D parametric surfaces (e.g., splines). Uses geodesics.

  • Pick part of an iso-parameter line. "Grow" the line, then "fatten" the line until some distortion criteria is met, then start again.
  • Use chord-length parameterization along the curve.
  • Use chord-length and cross angle to grow sideways.