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Fitting of surfaces to scattered data
Author(s): Anthony D. DeRose; Hugues Hoppe; Thomas Duchamp; John Alan McDonald; Werner Stuetzle
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Paper Abstract

Reconstruction of shapes from partial information is a problem arising in many scientific and engineering applications. We present a method for reconstructing a two-dimensional manifold from an unstructured collection of sampled points. The algorithm consists of two major steps. In the first step, we estimate the topological type of the manifold and also obtain a crude estimate of its geometry. In the second step, we improve the fit of the estimate to the data points, while keeping the topological type fixed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1830, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131747
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony D. DeRose, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Hugues Hoppe, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Thomas Duchamp, Univ. of Washington (United States)
John Alan McDonald, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Werner Stuetzle, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1830:
Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III
Joe D. Warren, Editor(s)

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