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Reconstruction of smooth parametric surfaces from unorganized data points
Author(s): Lian Fang; David C. Gossard
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Paper Abstract

This article describes a method that uses deformable curves and deformable surfaces to generate a C1 continuous parametric surface from unorganized data points. The triangular patch was used as the surface element for generating an n-sided surface. A new method for generating the topology is also presented. The concept of elastically deformable shapes attracted toward data points by spring-like forces is used to seek the optimal shape which minimizes an associated energy functional.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1830, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131749
Show Author Affiliations
Lian Fang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
David C. Gossard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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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