Updated: Kha will do Cook et al., Dale will do Garland and Heckbert.
Here are our papers for Thursday:
- Robert L. Cook, John Halstead, Maxwell Planck, and David Ryu. 2007. Stochastic simplification of aggregate detail. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 papers (SIGGRAPH '07). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 79. There is more available on the Pixar library, including slides and a movie.
- Michael Garland and Paul S. Heckbert. 1997. Surface simplification using quadric error metrics. In Proceedings of the 24th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques (SIGGRAPH '97), 209-216. Garland's site contains some slides.
You can get a good sense for the general work in the field by having at look at this book, which I coauthored: