Non-distorted Texture Mapping for Sheared Triangulated Meshes, Bruno Levy and Jean-Laurent Mallet, Siggraph 1998.

This paper splits up the problem of finding a triangulation into two optimization equations. The first optimization is essentially equivalent to Floater's 97 paper, except phrased as an optimization procedure. The second optimization is user-controlled, and lets the user specify desired isoparametric curves.

- Optimization procedure for making a "good" parameterization. There's a lot of nasty-looking math in section 2 which just says "Move the vertex towards the weighted centroid at each iteration". They choose the centroid weightings instead of the shape preserving ones. This optimization procedure should converge as long as 1 node us fixed, and should converge to the same answer as Floater gets. (The boundary is fixed as in Floater).
- Iso-parameter optimization: Make the iso-parametric curves evenly spaced and perpendicular (gradients of u and v should be perpendicular).
- Perpendicular: Take the derivative in u and the derivative in v for each triangle and make sure their dot product is zero. Note: the equations they give are in the coordinate system of the triangle, not the global one.
- Spacing: Place the coordinate system where two triangles join. Calculate the derivatives on either side. Make sure they're the same.
- The above constraints are then re-written as constraints on the placement of the vertices in parameter space. Note that these constraints have u and v linked.
- User specified constraints can be added by making particular domain curves go to particular places.
- The boundary constraints can be relaxed if the others are in place.
- Additional constraints (perp. iso param.) on the boundaries can be added to make two adjacent patches line up.