Basic transformations on virtual hexagonal structure

Xiangjian He, Wenjing Jia, Qiang Wu, Namho Hur, Tom Hintz, Huaqing Wang, Jinwoong Kim

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Hexagonal structure is different from the traditional square structure for image representation. The geometrical arrangement of pixels on hexagonal structure can be described in terms of a hexagonal grid. Hexagonal structure provides an easy way for image translation and rotation transformations. However, all the existing hardware for capturing image and for displaying image are produced based on square architecture. It has become a serious problem affecting the advanced research based on hexagonal structure. In this paper, we introduce a new virtual hexagonal structure. Based on this virtual structure, a more flexible and powerful image translation and rotation are performed. The virtual hexagonal structure retains image resolution during the process of image transformations, and does not introduce distortion. Furthermore, images can be smoothly and easily transferred between the traditional square structure and the hexagonal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Applications, CGIV'06
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, CGIV'06 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 26 Jul 200628 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation: Techniques and Applications, CGIV'06


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, CGIV'06


  • Hexagonal structure
  • Image rotation
  • Image translation
  • Spiral architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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