Hi, I am looking for a method or algorithm to divide a 3D surface into equal patches. The detail is explained below
the initial plate has grids as in picture (1). initial position of A1 (a1,b1,c1) …. A121 (a121, b121, c121). All of this position is known. A1 is the origin A1(0,0,0)
After deformation, the plate becomes 3D curve and grids has new position A’1(u1,v1,w1) …A’100(u100, v100,w100).
Currently, I used 3D scanner to get the point cloud data of deformed plate and successfully get the equation of 3D surface.
My question is: How to divide the 3D surface into 100 patches with equal area to find the grid A’2 …A’100 position. (A’1 is the origin A1(0,0,0) and coincide with A1) I already tried matlab built-in function and other software but the result gives me the mesh with different in area. (example: area of S1 ≠ S2 ≠ S100)
Attachment is the point cloud data after processed
Thanks for your support.