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Topological fidelity in surface reconstruction
Author(s): Thomas J. Peters; Ian R. Greenshields; Suzanne M. Dorney
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Paper Abstract

In surface reconstruction a mathematical description is created from sampled data points. While the displayed image may appear to be correct, there remains the analytical question as to whether it can be proven that the stored surface model and the original artifact have the same topology. Previous approaches to investigate all possible topological configurations were cumbersome and offered little insight as to how those topological configurations were generated. An alternative algorithm is offered, where the mathematics of the algorithm does offer insight into the structure of these configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1830, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131748
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Peters, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Ian R. Greenshields, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Suzanne M. Dorney, Univ. of Connecticut (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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