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Implicit surface reconstruction for reverse engineering
Author(s): Y. He; Peihua Gu; K. Ferguson; J. Ronsky; R. Zernicke
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Paper Abstract

Implicit surface methods for surface reconstruction have received much attention in recent years. But implicit algorithms reported in literature are usually limited to a class of closed surfaces or require knowledge of the surface topologies prior to surface reconstruction. Here, a general implicit approach is proposed for surface reconstruction of various types of surfaces, including manifolds with boundaries and non-manifolds, without a prior knowledge of surface topology. A framework and an associated methodology have also been defined to identify the main tasks an the issue in surface reconstruction. An assessment of the methods and algorithms reported in surface reconstruction has been also carried out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3520, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Optical Metrology, and Inspection IV, (29 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334335
Show Author Affiliations
Y. He, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Peihua Gu, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
K. Ferguson, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
J. Ronsky, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
R. Zernicke, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3520:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Optical Metrology, and Inspection IV
Kevin G. Harding; Donald J. Svetkoff; Katherine Creath; James S. Harris, Editor(s)

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